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Women, Peace and Security. 2022

Women, Peace and Security. 2022

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“Women constitute half of the world's population, so it is not possible to conceive important achievements in any field of human activity without their participation.”

As a result of various women's movements and civil organizations demanding true gender equality, the United Nations and the Organization of American States have adopted a series of resolutions and commitments that make up the Women, Peace and Security agenda. .

In the hemispheric context, the incorporation of women into the armed or security forces has been recent. However, in recent years, significant progress has been made in the application of public policies that encourage the participation of women, to the extent that we can find in positions that were previously exclusive to men women who perform with the same efficiency and responsibility as men. men and more and more women stand out for their honesty, intelligence and dedication.

Security and defense as a concept and as strategic functions of States have evolved with the strategic political thinking of each country and this is undoubtedly also due to the incorporation of many women, who with their creative contribution, thought and work, have helped to strengthen it.

Gender equality, on the other hand, has also been incorporated into the agendas of the hemisphere's defense and security ministries, resulting in a significant entry of women into military and police institutions, mainly in Latin America, a circumstance that has generated intense internal processes. of restructuring to strengthen awareness of equity in men and break traditional paradigms regarding gender roles.

That is why the Inter-American Defense Board, as a forum for dialogue and exchange of experiences and lessons learned, recognizes the important role that women play in various areas, such as national defense, public security, disaster response, disarmament tasks, peace operations, among many others, in which his career is outstanding; For this reason, the IADB, through its Women, Peace and Security program, joins the commitments of the UN and the OAS, to promote the full inclusion of women, at all levels of decision-making.

Through this compendium we participate and demonstrate the commitment of the Inter-American Defense Board to promote the participation of women in the multinational social, political, economic and military scenario. There is still a long way to go, but we are convinced that the inclusion of women generates a greater number of possibilities that will help build lasting peace in the hemisphere.

Author: JID
Year: 2022
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