First Lady mark her accession to the 1325

With Minister Raymonde Coffie and Mr Koenders

First Lady calls for a greater involvement of women in the reconciliation process

12 years after the adoption of Resolution 1325 by the Security Council of the United Nations, it’s time to take stock. The opportunity was great for women of the different  women's organizations of civil society, to review the implementation of the main line axes of this resolution at the level of women's participation in decision-making, of their protection as well as that of girls, their involvement in conflict prevention, and finally, assitance and reconstruction. Thus, to make this commemoration day a red-letter day of the resolution, the Ministry of Family, Women and Children, in partnership with the UN office in Côte d'Ivoire and organizations of civil society , organized on Friday, October 19th, 2012, at the conference room of the Ministry of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an open day on the resolution. Chaired the First Lady Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, the theme of the open day was: "Peace, security and development with the increased participation of women now! I commit myself! "True activist of vulnerable populations’ rights, the Fisrt Lady took advantage of the ceremony to show her commitment to the theme of the open day, and to give also her views on the contribution of women in the national reconciliation process. To this end, she revealed that women and children are the main victims of insecurity and crises. This is why, according to Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, they should be more involved in the resolution of crises. "(…) We know that women and children are the most vulnerable fringe in crisis situations. Women are the main victims of insecurity and war. This is why they should involve themselves in advance to help avoid situations of war or unrest, "she said. In addition, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara urged women to more dialogue to start reconciliation and peace in the country.