After months of negotiations between nations and advocacy from organizations like GJC, Russia's resolution on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) failed in the UN Security Council last month. It was a victory for women's rights.
As a member of the NGO Working Group on WPS, we made it clear that any attempt to chip away at this crucial agenda mandating gender equality in peace processes must be resisted. Russia's resolution could have turned back the clock on 20 years of progress and we thank every nation who refused to go along with it.
This is no time to surrender our hard-won progress on the rights of women and marginalized communities. Thank you for standing with us as we fight back.