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Armed Conflict: Females

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 906381, tabled on 26 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the role played by women in peace-building in (a) Afghanistan and (b) other countries entering a post-conflict period.

Answered on

2 December 2014

Women have largely been under-represented in peace-building efforts with only 2.5% of signatories to peace agreements being women. This is unacceptable and more must be done. With this in mind, the UK has been working in Afghanistan, and other post-conflict countries, to improve women’s political participation and their role in building peace.

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