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On April 10, 2019, the third meeting of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Focal Points Network was held in Namibia under the theme "Women, Peace and Security: Toward Full Participation".The meeting brought together women from more than 40 countries calling for stepping up as women in positions of leadership in all areas of peace and security.Although women's contributions typically go unrecognized in peace and political studies, many research indicate that peace agreements are more effective and long-lasting when women take part in them.Women as mediators were only 2 percent of total number of mediators, 5 percent from total witnesses and signatories, and 8 percent from the total number of negotiators.The 2018 report of the U.N. Secretary-General on Women, Peace and Security disclosed that the representation of women among military troops is only 4 percent and that of police officers is 10 percent which is unacceptably low. Women's participation in peace building and reconciliation is the best way to ensure long lasting peace.Why are women who are mostly affected by conflict being left out when conflict resolutions are designed?
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