International: UNIFEM - Progress of the world's women 2002

The independent experts' assessment on the impact of armed conflict on women and women's role in peace-building.
In a new report, independent experts find women singled out for atrocities during armed conflict and left out of peace negotiations. Women insist on a new, broader vision for human security. Examining the international community’s progress in implementing Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, two independent experts appointed by UNIFEM found compelling new evidence that while women are effective agents of peace, they still have little access to power and peace negotiations. At the same time, the shift in the nature of warfare causes massive suffering; women and girls are singled out for atrocities with few consequences for perpetrators. Their report, Progress of the World's Women 2002, Vol. 1: The Independent Experts’ Assessment on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Women and Women’s Role in Peace-building also concludes that it is the women who are keeping the ideals of justice and peace alive.