Gender Peace and Security Virtual discussions
UN-INSTRAW has hosted several virtual discussions in the area of Gender, Peace and Security. These virtual discussions bring together people from around the world to stimulate ongoing discussions and debates, as well as to share good practices and experiences on relevant gender, peace and security topics. The discussions provide an opportunity for participants to share knowledge, gain information and build connections for further research and action.
From Tuesday 3 August - Monday 23 August, the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW as part of UN Women), the Swedish National Defence College, and the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) will be hosting a virtual dialogue entitled, “The Role of the Armed Forces in the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325)." The discussion invites armed forces personnel, civil society, peacekeeping personnel, academics, policy-makers, and members of INGOs with expertise, working experience or a general interest in the role of the armed forces in implementing UNSCR 1325.
For additional information, please review the Concept Note or contact scr1325cop (at) un-instraw.org
From Monday 28 June - Friday 19 July 2010, UN-INSTRAW hosted a virtual discussion entitled, "Reintegrating Female EX-Combatants: Good practices and lessons learned in the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of women and girls". The discussion brought together more than 330 practitioners from around the world, including academics, government representatives, United Nations, INGO and civil society representatives. The discussion aimed to foster a dynamic exchange of experiences and information on the specific needs of women and girls and the necessary measures for the provision of reintegration processes that address these needs.
For additional information, please review the Concept Note, Gender and DDR Bibliography, and GPS Guide to Virtual Online discussions, or contact scr1325cop (at) un-instraw.org
The virtual discussion aimed to identify the specific needs of women and girls in reintegration processes and to discuss effective measures that address these needs.
The Virtual discussion on Gender, Peace and Security, "Planning for Action: Good Practices on Implementing Resolution 1325 at the National Level," was held from 3 - 21 November 2008. The discussion brought together policy-makers, government representatives and civil society actors from around the world. The aim of the discussion was to highlight existing efforts for the implementation of Resolution 1325 and to strengthen the replication of good practices between states that plan to, are in the process of, or have already published a National Action Plan on women, peace and security.
From 13 - 31 October 2008, UN-INSTRAW hosted a Virtual discussion entitled, "Filling the Gaps: A Virtual discussion on Gender, Peace and Security Research." The discussion brought together members of the Institute's Gender, Peace and Security Research Directory and academics around the world. The aim of the discussion series was to assess current debates in gender, peace and security research with a goal of exchanging information, identifying research gaps, and building a platform for further collaboration.
Within the scope of a joint project on gender and security sector reform, UN-INSTRAW and several partner organizations held two global virtual discussions on the topic of gender training for security sector personnel in order to share experiences and identify best practices in 2007. During the three-week discussion, more than 140 experts from various areas of the security sector and from around the world exchanged experiences and discussed good practices for implementing and evaluating gender training for security sector personnel.
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