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Women top parties talk

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, April 26, 2014

POLITICAL parties are being encouraged to focus on women's security issues while campaigning for the September 17 general election.

In response to questions by this newspaper yesterday, FemLINKPACIFIC executive director Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls said there needed to be a transformation of the definition of "security" and that it needed to go beyond simply a militaristic perspective to a human security perspective.

"And we need to see the building of state and civil society infrastructures for peace," Ms Bhagwan-Rolls said yesterday.

"Ensuring women's security requires upholding the rule of law as well as a peace-building approach, and enhancing the promotion and protection of women's, girls and children's human rights."

She said this meant responding to the root causes of violence and conflict, as well as building on existing commitments to promote sustainable development and peace.

"A critical priority change is to bring people to the centre of policy processes and outcomes so that institutional processes ensure public and civil society oversight on national budgets, inter-governmental and national planning frameworks."


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