More Dangerous to Be a Woman Than a Soldier

Victoria Pynchon
Forbes
October 4, 2011

“It is more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier,” says Pan African Parliament Women’s Conference President, Mavis Matladi of South Africa as she leads the call for the inclusion of more women in UN peace and reconstruction negotiations.

According to Matladi, there has never been a female U.N. chief peace negotiator, fewer than eight percent of all negotiating delegations in U.N. mediated peace processes are women, and only three percent of all peace agreement signatories are women.

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