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Obama: Women can make world more peaceful

President Obama has issued a “national action plan” aimed at giving women a bigger role in resolving conflicts around the world: “Deadly conflicts can be more effectively avoided, and peace can be best forged and sustained when women become equal partners in all aspects of peace-building and conflict prevention,” the White House said in a 26-page document.

The plan is to “accelerate, institutionalize, and better coordinate our efforts to advance women’s inclusion in peace negotiations, peace-building activities, and conflict prevention.” The first report on these efforts will be due in 2015.

Read more at The Washington Times.

Watch Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at Georgetown University on “The U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.”

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