On October 27, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, gave an intervention during the Security Council Open Debate on “Women, Peace and Security.”
In its statement the Holy See encouraged the international community to find new ways to implement the eight Security Council resolutions that aim to involve women in peace and security meditations and peacekeeping operations. The Holy See noted the crucial role women played in ending the 52-year armed conflict in Colombia, but said that women, rather than being engaged as effective instruments of peace, disproportionately remain targets of violence as pawns of war. Many Catholic organizations work on the ground to provide access to education for women and girls, which is essential to helping all women, but especially those women and girls who are survivors of sexual violence in conflict, to advance.
The statement can be found here.