Recommendation on the Holding of a Regional Forum on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on the Role of Women in Peace and Security in Africa
Considering the central role that women continue to play in conflict prevention, management and resolution in Africa;
Considering that women continue to pay the greatest price in time of armed conflicts in Africa as recently illustrated to the tragedy of 28 September 2009 at the Conakry Stadium in Guinea;
Taking note of the commemoration by the United Nations of the 10th anniversary of the Security Council Resolution 1325 in October 2010 and,
Reaffirming the relevance and centrality of this resolution and subsequent ones to the respect, promotion, protection and realization of women’s rights in Africa,
The Forum on the Participation of NGO to the 47th session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights:
Urges the African Commission to organize with the support of the AU Commission, UNOWA, OHCHR and UNIFEM, in collaboration with the NGO Forum, a regional forum on the implementation of UN/SCR/1325 in Africa.
The NGO Forum further commit its members to fully contribute to the success of the above-mentioned Africa Forum on 1325, and to strengthen their effort toward an effective popularization on Resolution 1325 with an emphasis on rural women using appropriate medium of communication.