On October 31, the representatives of the OSCE Special monitoring mission in Ukraine held an information event dedicated to the 19th anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 "Women, peace, security" for the students of Mariupol State University.
This is the first resolution of the Security Council which recognizes the importance of the role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, as well as in the establishment of sustainable peace. The document also calls for the equal and full participation of women as active agents of peace and security.
During the talk, the students and representatives of the Mission discussed the content of the Resolution and its importance for humanity and also exchanged opinions on gender equality in various walks of life. They draw attention to the topic of military operations in the East of Ukraine and the participation of women in them.
Such meetings are a great opportunity to learn about the work of an international organization from the people who work in it. It was interesting for me to talk with the OSCE representatives, to hear their opinion on the role of women in society and the importance of continuing to equalize the female and male rights. The experience of exchanging views with the OSCE representatives is very useful for the future political scientists and diplomats,
– first-year student Sofia Petrova.
The participants of the meeting received promotional merchandize with the OSCE logo and pamphlets containing information about the work of the monitoring mission in Ukraine and resolution 1325 as well as pieces of advice on how to behave in case one detects a suspicious object.