Resolution 1325 - Female Leaders for Peace and Security 370.
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More women need to be involved in peace talks, Resolution 1325 – Female Leaders
for Peace and Security, wrote in a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
and government ministers Sunday.
The group, made up of feminist
organizations and activists, including WIZO and Na’amat, based its name on UN
Resolution 1325, which urged member states to give women a role “in the
prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building,
peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and
stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all
efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and
“Resolution 1325” wrote to remind Netanyahu of the UN decision
and that the 1951 Equal Rights for Women Law includes equality in all government
teams, including those that negotiate treaties.
“Our request that women
from different population groups be represented [in peace talks] includes the
hope of bringing different points of view to the table that were not previously
there in peace-making efforts,” the letter reads.
The group expressed
hope that the implementation of Israeli and international law will send a
message to the general public that it is necessary to include women in major
Resolution 1325 previously wrote to Justice
Minister Tzipi Livni, who will lead the negotiations, saying that this is a
historic opportunity not only to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians
but to include women as decision-makers.