Women’s participation in security issues is “priority”, says PM

  • PM Garibashvili meets NATO’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security Marriet Schuurman in Tbilisi.
Agenda.ge, 30 Mar 2015 - 19:28, Tbilisi,Georgia

Increasing women's participation in security issues was the main topic of discussion between Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and NATO’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security Marriet Schuurman in Tbilisi today.

The parties also spoke about Georgia’s National Plan of implementing the United Nations Security Council Resolution 13/25 – a declaration about women, peace and security that acknowledges the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women and girls.

The resolution calls for the adoption of a gender perspective to consider the special needs of women and girls during conflict, repatriation and resettlement, rehabilitation, reintegration and post-conflict reconstruction.

The Georgian PM stressed the Action Plan would need to be updated by the end of this year and in this process, the Georgian Government would take into account all the recommendations received while evaluating the plan by global partners.

Garibashvili vowed civic society and international organisations would be "maximally” involved in this process.

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