General Assembly of the United Nations. Photo: UN Photo/Jennifer S Altman. All rights reserved.
Unlike the peace and security policy of the United Nations, which takes human rights and gender aspects into account, the foreign affairs and security policy of the European Union and almost all of its member states fades out the gender issue to a great extent. Peace and security for all people requires sustainable concepts. This is only possible when human rights are defended worldwide and when women are equally involved in peace- and security-policy strategies and steps.