Date: December 9, 2010
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Women are still mostly left out of peace-building and governance processes, despite their huge role in most of this region’s wars and in society in general.

A local organisation is calling for women to have a greater role in peace-building in the region and beyond.

Isis-Women’s International Cross-Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) champions for women’s empowerment worldwide. The organisation does this by documenting violations of women’s rights and facilitating the exchange of information and skills to strengthen women’s capacities, potential and visibility. Isis-WICCE is a potential GMDC member.

On 9 November, Isis-WICCE joined its partner, the Centre for Women in Governance (CEWIGO), to launch the Uganda UNSCR 1325 monitoring report. The research covered the three main indicators of the resolution which are: participation, protection and prevention.

At the event, Isis-WICCE presented two songs, one a theme song on UNSCR 1325 calling for inclusion of women in peace building.

Isis-WICCE Executive Director Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng said that there’s need to redefine security to encompass the women’s bodily integrity: “The voices of women are not listened to and resources are not given to them,À she said. “This should be addressed.   Women should be listened to and their views and concerns like maternal and reproductive health are addressed.À

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