Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.
More Quotes from Jenny Shipley:On many occasions New Zealand has spoken about the need to ensure that women's concerns are fully integrated into all aspects of the United Nations' activities and structures, not marginalised in one part of the Secretariat.
In my own country we take seriously these international obligations as we continue to explore ways to reduce the incidence of domestic violence.
Hollow commitments to action in the future are insufficient. Deferring difficult issues must not be tolerated. Our children and grandchildren expect us to speak and act decisively.
New Zealand's taken some very significant decisions in relation to defence in the last two years.
In recent years we have seen major achievements in recognizing and seeking solutions to the worldwide problems of violence against women.
Equality and development will not be achieved however if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
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