Actually , on the occasion of “International Peace Day” ,with the presence of lawyers and experts, was held a professional meeting as ” Women , Architects of Peace” at the United Nations office On September 17, 2017, at 10-12.
Professor at the Faculty of Law and the head of UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Peace and Democracy Dr. Hossein Mir Mohammad Sadeghi, and Advisor to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director General of Human Rights and Women Department of Foreign Ministry Dr. Zahra Pishgahifard were the main speakers of this seminar.
Addressing nearly 120 university professors and students, researchers as well as NGO members and journalists, UNIC Director Dotsenko spoke about International Day of Peace ,She said that as peacekeeping has evolved to encompass a broader humanitarian approach, women have become increasingly part of the peacekeeping family. “Women are deployed in all areas – police, military and civilian – and have made a positive impact on peacekeeping environments, both in supporting the role of women in building peace and protecting women’s rights,” she added.
UNIC Director emphasized that in all fields of peacekeeping, women peacekeepers have proven that they can perform the same roles, to the same standards and under the same difficult conditions, as their male counterparts.