The authorities decide to enforce Resolution 1325. The Minister for the advancement of women in Mali, Children and the Family, Bintou Founé Samaké, presided over the opening ceremony of the workshop of the country’s criminal justice actors. It was Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at CICB.
R1325 lays the foundations for the promotion of women in mali
In fact, since 2000, the UN Security Council has adopted Resolution 1325, and six other resolutions on “Women, Peace and Security”, focusing on the place of women in peace building, and to fight against the specific violence they can be victims of in times of war.
To this end, Mrs. Doumbia Mama Koïta, representative of the Executive Board and members of the Malian Women’s Development and Communication Network (MUSONET) recalled that since the beginning of 2020, they have undertaken to train, inform and sensitize many target groups on strategies for the implementation of R1325 and its National Action Plan, the gender prism in the Peace Agreement resulting from the Algiers Process and Gender Justice in view of the crimes and abuses committed against women and girls.
According to her, six other resolutions were subsequently adopted to strengthen the involvement of women in all phases of crises and conflicts and peacebuilding, amplify their role in peace processes and protect them but also men and boys against sexual violence during armed conflict.
The advancement of women in Mali through the country’s armed conflicts
For his part, Minister Bintou Founé Samaké said that since 2012, Mali is going through a multidimensional crisis, marked by armed conflicts in the north and center, resulting in deaths, violence of all kinds, and massive displacement of people, both inside and outside the country. It also emphasizes that by adopting Resolution 1325, which was followed by other resolutions, on “Women Peace and Security, the United Nations Security Council will allow for special attention to be paid to the impact of conflicts on women, and to accentuate the role they play as actors of peace.
She will also say that these Resolutions emphasize the importance of the full and equal participation of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, as well as in the building and maintenance of peace. She also recalls that the year 2020 also saw the signing of the 3rd action plan of R 1325 by the Prime Minister Head of Government, Mr. Moctar Ouane. “This shows the high level of ownership of this action plan by our Government,” she said.