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Carter Center Endorses 'Better Peace Tool'

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ATLANTA - The Carter Center and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter encourage all governments and stakeholders to take robust and immediate action to ensure women's participation in all efforts to advance peace and security. "Fifteen years after United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was adopted," said Carter, "women remain largely excluded from the peace tables and corridors of power despite clear evidence that women's participation in peace processes contributes to more comprehensive agreements that lead to sustainable peace. The time for decisive action is now."

To advance the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, The Carter Center endorses the "Better Peace Tool," an open-source guide to overcoming the barriers to women's inclusion in peace processes, released today by the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN). Carter Center experts have joined colleagues from around the world to contribute to the tool to ensure its practicality for use by mediators in the field.


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