May 2, 2017, 11:39 AM
In her Welcome remarks, WANEP coordinator Pamela Cole said the introduction of the resolution in 2000 by the United Nations Security Council was regarded as a watershed, and hailed by many as a landmark as women and children constitute a large percentage of victims of conflict.
Evidence has shown that women and children constitute a good percentage of the refugee population, and undergo much suffering, Ms Cole said.
According to Ms Cole, most sexual violence is perpetrated or directed at women, such as the innocent kids abducted by Boka Haram and are being held hostage.
The introduction of the resolution in 2000 by the UN Security Council has given hope in term of how women are treated during armed conflict, she went on, and recognised the efforts of the Gambia government in the implementation of the resolution early this year.