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Women Out in the Cold at Peace Talks


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Women Out in the Cold at Peace Talks

Thalif Deen, IPS News, Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS - As the United Nations continues its two-week long discussions on the status of women worldwide, there is one nagging fact hovering around the conference rooms in the Secretariat: peacemaking is still largely in the hands of "men in suits, puffing on cigars".

This is primarily male-dominated territory, says Gina Torry, coordinator of the non-governmental Working Group on Women, Peace and Security.