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Hanna's House Alliance
The Hanna's House Alliance, a newly formed initiative of the Hanna’s
House Peace Project, is a group of 50+ women from all corners of Ireland
who are working together to create a more just, equal and non-violent
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The Good Friday
Agreement points the way forward
for Women, Peace & Security
Government is launching its National Action Plan on Women, Peace & Security
(United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325) tomorrow, 25th
November. Mary Robinson, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and CEO of the National Women's Council,
Susan McKay will be
launching this ground-breaking resolution which calls on all nation-states to
implement policies at home and abroad that reflect women's experience of
conflict and that enables them to access formal peace building processes.
House applauds the development of Ireland's National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 because
it demonstrates political will to include the experiences and needs of women
affected by conflict into public policy.
House are calling on the government to ensure that UNSCR 1325 is an integral
part of the work of the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good
Friday Agreement as well as Ministerial Councils set up under the Good Friday
Agreement: - the British-Irish Council, British-Irish
Parliamentary Assembly, North/South Council and the North-South Parliamentary
Forum to cooperate on
issues related to women's equality and human rights.
Ward, Hanna's House Chair says ‘the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement
is ongoing and if UNSCR 1325 had existed at the time of its negotiation it
would have provided a mechanism to ensure that women were adequately
represented at the peace talks and in formal peace building institutions''.
Possible vehicles for the inclusion
of UNSCR 1325 across Ireland are the development of an all island bill of
rights and an all island civic forum as recommended in the Good Friday
Agreement. Claire Hackett, Hanna's House Director says ‘as victims of the
conflict live in both jurisdictions, cooperation between both governments is
needed to implement UNSCR 1325 on this island'.
implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security throughout Ireland
using the Good Friday Agreement and its institutions as a vehicle for
application will be discussed at an informal lunch meeting arranged by Hanna's
House with TDs, Senators and members of civil society on 30th
November in Buswell's Hotel from 12-2pm.
Hanna's House Board members along with the National Women's Council and
other feminist organizations will be in attendance.