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Weavers of the Social Fabric: Securing the Participation of Women in Iraq’s Reconciliation Program

Nearly 20 years ago, the UN Security Council urged member states to increase the participation of women, as decision-makers, in conflict resolution and peace processes. Unfortunately, despite the invaluable contributions of women to peace and security, the government of Iraq has consistently failed to prioritize women’s participation in its reconciliation efforts. As a UN member state, Iraq must substantiate its commitment to the WPS agenda, as well as to a sustainable post-war process, by securing the robust and equitable inclusion of women at all levels of its national reconciliation program.

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