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ADVANCING THE WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY AGENDA

Ottawa, March 31, 2016 -

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development is examining Canada’s role in supporting the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on women, peace and security (1325, 1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106, 2122 and 2242). Together, these resolutions necessitate the protection of women’s rights and women’s meaningful involvement in all efforts to prevent, resolve and recover from armed conflict.

The Government of Canada’s current national action plan on women, peace and security will expire on 31 March 2016. The study is therefore seeking to identify the progress realized to date, and the challenges that must still be addressed, with the view to developing the Committee’s recommendations on the way forward.

Organizations and individuals who wish to provide their views and comments to the Committee are invited to submit a written brief through the Clerk of the Committee.

Further information about the Committee’s meetings on women, peace and security is available on the Committee’s website.

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For more information, please contact:

Angela Crandall, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Tel: 613-996-1540

E-mail: FAAE@parl.gc.ca

 

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