Australia’s Ambassador to Greece praises first Greek National Action Plan for Women

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20 ambassadors, including Australian Ambassador to Greece Alison Duncan, have collectively written to ‘NEA’ newspaper, praising Greece’s milestone publication of its first National Action Plan for Women, Peace, and Security.

The Ambassadors seek to motivate young women to consider careers in diplomacy, while reiterating what can be accomplished by tenacity, devotion, and mutual support, as well as mentorship and programs that encourage female candidates and gender equality.

Since 2000, the United Nations has approved a number of resolutions aiming at increasing women’s full, equal, and meaningful involvement in these areas, acknowledging that women are frequently the principal victims of conflict.

20 ambassadors representing foreign countries, to promote greater inclusion of women in foreign policy.

Politically active women are too often targeted with violence in order to discourage them from participating in decision-making processes and taking up leadership positions.

The Action Plan also aims to place women’s meaningful engagement at the heart of efforts in defending women’s and girls’ human rights, prevent and resolve conflicts, and promote long-term peace.

The unity among women diplomats also focuses on highlighting the power that comes from working together and transcending national borders.

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