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Sophie, Countess of Wessex pens letter for very important cause

It's a cause close to the royal's heart

Aisha Nozari

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, has penned an important letter to mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

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The royal family shared the news on its official Instagram page, explaining that the WPS – which "acknowledges the impact of conflict on women and girls, and promotes the vital role women can play in building peace" – is close to Sophie's heart.

With her article, Sophie hopes to pay tribute to "the work of women peacebuilders internationally".

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The mother-of-two has devoted a commendable amount of time in countries such as Sierra Leone, Lebanon and South Sudan where she has met women peacebuilders, and is "passionate about drawing attention to this international network of women, and the valuable knowledge they bring to peace processes".

Speaking on International Women's Day in 2019, Sophie said that she will continue to do all she can to help give women and girls a voice, adding that she is someone who "firmly believes in the equality of men and women".

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She said: "As someone who firmly believes in the equality of men and women, I feel drawn to your cause and to do what I can to help raise further awareness of your work. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The royal family shared the news on Instagram

"To help give voice to women and girls who are being denied their fundamental rights as humans and are being subjected to harm and violence as a result of conflict, to promote those who seek to play a part in finding peace, and to support others as they attempt to rebuild their lives."

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A portion of her article, which is set to appear in an unspecified UK newspaper, read: "There are no magic wands when it comes to negotiating peace. Any and every negotiation will be fraught and difficult, requiring enormous patience and effort from all sides, open minds, a willingness to concede, but above all the desire to find peace. Including women in the process is essential and means a greater chance of sustained peace. Who wouldn’t want that?"

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