“There can be no sustainable peace without the inclusion of women,” says Clare Hutchinson. So what is NATO doing to promote gender equality in political, civilian and military life?
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NATO believes in the key role that women can play in securing peace and security and is committed to making gender equality an integral part of political, civilian and military life. Clare Hutchinson, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, explains more about NATO’s commitment to gender equality.
Talking head - Clare Hutchinson - NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security
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TEXT- WHAT IS NATO’S COMMITMENT TO GENDER EQUALITY?
TEXT – WITH CLARE HUTCHINSON NATO SECRETARY GENERAL’S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY
TEXT WOMEN ARE KEY
TEXT – HUMAN SECURITY CLEAN WATER FOOD SCHOOLING TRANSPORTATION SAFE SPACES
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--SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)— CLARE HUTCHINSON - NATO SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY
“There can be no sustainable peace without the inclusion of women”.
“NATO believes in the key role that women can play in securing peace and security. And it’s committed to making gender equality and integral part of political, civilian and military life, in operations and in missions.”
“Women and men understand security differently. For men, hard security is key. If you ask women, security involves human security, access to clean water, food for their children, access to schooling, transportation or to safe spaces. If we don’t understand this fundamental difference in perception, then we’re really only responding to half the population.
“The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, which was adopted on 31 October in 2000, put women, girls and gender equality at the heart of the dialogue on peace and security for the very first time. It recognises the undervalued and underused contributions women make to conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. And it calls on all parties in conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from sexual violence.”
“NATO’s commitment to women, peace and security is stronger than ever. We’re making sure that gender equality is considered an integral part of all of our policies, programmes and projects. And we’re promoting inclusivity of women across NATO and in national armed forces.”
“But despite the progress that has been made, there is still so much more to do. We have an obligation to turn our words into actions, and from those actions, we will see change.”
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