Women, Peace, Security Addressed In New Global Index, U.N. Security Council Meeting

Devex: Regional, global gaps magnified in first index to monitor women, peace, and security
“A new global index on women, peace, and security released at the United Nations on Thursday highlights huge regional and global disparities in women’s well-being, as well as a continuing lack of gender-disaggregated data limiting analysis on key issues. The index identified Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen as the least safe places for women, both in and out of the home. Meanwhile, some countries — including the United Arab Emirates and Namibia — strongly outperform their regional averages…” (Lieberman, 10/27).

U.N. News Centre: Security Council debate on ‘women, peace, and security’ spotlights prevention and gender equality links
“At the Security Council [Friday], a senior United Nations official called on Member States, regional organizations, and civil society for greater partnership to boost women’s participation at all levels and help ensure U.N. peace efforts are stronger and more sustainable…” (10/27).