Peace Fair Commemorating the 10th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 20:00 to Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Hague Appeal for Peace

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary
of United Nations Security Council
Resolution 1325
on Women, Peace and Security
∙777 UN Plaza (Corner of 1st Ave & 44thSt) New York City ∙

This participatory multimedia Peace Fair brings together organizations from around the world dedicated to the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Exhibits and presentations will be held throughout the week to showcase the contributions that women's groups and other civil society organizations have made to implement the resolution.

It is also an initiative to send a collective message to the international community on what remains to be done and what the priorities should be to fully and effectively implement this groundbreaking international law.

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Peace Fair Co-Sponsors

Peace Fair Co-Sponsors: Global Network of Women Peacebuilders ∙ International Civil Society Action Network United Methodist Women ∙ Hague Appeal for Peace∙ ∙ Peace Women Across the Globe Centro de Educación e Investigación para la Paz

Launch, Monday October 25, 2010

Speakers will include:

Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Program and former Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Amb. Anwarul Chowdhury, former Ambassador to the UN, who was President of the Security Council in March 2000, issued the press release that moved the idea of a resolution on women peace and security forward;

Ambassador Raymond Wolfe, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations

Cyberdialogue live with women from Afghanistan, Burundi, Sierra Leon

Schedule Monday - Friday

Monday, October 25, 2010
9:00am – 11:00am Panel: Female police peacekeepers - their role and impact in peace operations ∙ Ann Tusiime (Uganda), former Gender advisor, UNPOL, UNMIS Elizabeth Muwanga (Uganda), former Deputy for Policy and Planning, UNAMID ∙ Pearson Peacekeeping Center, Canada
11:00am – 1:00pm Oxfam's Shooting Poverty: Three films about how the illegal arms trade affects people living in poverty in three different countries ∙
Filmmakers: Seth Chase and Brice Blondel, Burundi ∙ Guilherme Arruda, Ludmila Curi and Thiago Vieira, Brazil; Chandam Netraj, India.

1:00pm – 3:00pm Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP launches the Peace Fair with Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury ∙ Harriett Jane Olson, Dep. Gen. Sec'y, Women's Division, United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries Ambassador ∙ Raymond Wolfe, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations ∙ Cyberdialogue live with women from Afghanistan, Burundi, Sierra Leone.

3:30pm – 5:00pm “Voices from the Frontlines”: Women from the front lines of conflict areas will share their experiences and will say why women need to be involved in decisions that define just and reconciliatory processes ∙ Christiana Harmone, Liberia; Andrea Zeravcic, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Sameena Nazir, Pakistan; Marta Benavides, El Salvador ∙ Featuring music from Olympia's Daughters, an a cappella women's group and artworks from students at the award winning Millennium Arts Academy (Bronx) ∙ United Methodist Women, World Council of Churches, Lutheran Office for World Community.

5:00pm - 6:00pm 1325 in Zimbabwe: Best practices of the involvement of women in the process of reconciliation and healing in Zimbabwe ∙ ICCO, The Netherlands and WORLD YMCA

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
8:30am -11:00am Women's Walk to the UN for the open debate (10/26 Open Debate on SCR 1325)

11:00 - 11:30am Women Rebuilding Post Conflict Communities ∙ Juliet Were ∙ ISIS-Women's Intl Cross Cultural Exchange, Uganda

Book Fair at the Peace Fair
1:00pm - 3:00pm Empowered Women Maintaining and Restoring Peaceful Cultures.
Title: 1325 mujeres tejiendo la paz: Proposals, experiences and life stories from the ground
Title: Promoting Women's participation in conflict and post-conflict societies: How women worldwide are making and building peace.
Manuela Mesa(CEIPAZ), Laura Alonso (CEIPAZ), Cora Weiss (Hague Appeal for Peace), Kavitha Suthanthiraraj (GAPW), Bandana Rana (Nepal)
Moderator: Sarah Taylor (NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security) ∙CEIPAZ, Spain and Global Action to Prevent War, USA

3:00pm - 4:30pm "1325 As an Impetus toward Human Security": an exploration of the obstacles to human security posed by the militarized security system that perpetuates global patriarchy, and the potential of feminist security perspectives to overcome them; a discussion to be initiated by an international panel of the editors and contributors to "The Gender Imperative: Human Security vs. State Security" ∙ Asha Hans, India; Kozue Akibayahsi, Japan; Soumita Basu, India; Chloe Breyer, USA; Valerie Zawilski, Canada Moderator: Betty Reardon, USA

5:00pm - 6:00pm This is My Witness, documentary screening and discussion about women of Burma breaking the silence on the abuse they've endured at the hands of the military regime ∙ Myra Dahgaypaw, US Campaign for Burma; Phyu Phyu Sann, Global Justice Center ∙ Nobel Women's Initiative, Canada

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

9:00am-11:00am T he next 10 years of 1325: How to operationalize the indicators and promote meaningful participation ∙
This session will discuss opportunities and challenges in taking forward the proposed global indicators on UN SCR 1325 and key issues arising from the UN Security Council Open Debate on 26th October ∙ Speakers will include representatives of Isis WICCE and CARE Int'l; Research will be presented from CARE International's new report: ‘FROM RESOLUTION TO REALITY: Lessons learned from Afghanistan, Nepal and Uganda on women's participation in peacebuilding and post-conflict governance' ∙ Care International, United Kingdom

11:00am–1:00pm Enhancing Participation for Prevention: Strengthening the Role of Women in Conflict Prevention to Successfully Implement UNSCR 1325. Experience and Ways Forward from the Global to the Local ∙ Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, GPPAC Int'l Steering Group Gender Liaison; Member UN CSAG on UNSCR1325; Amb. Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former USG and High Representative of the UN, Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, Member UN CSAG on UNSCR1325; Gen. Sec. World YWCA, Nighat Said Khan, Gender Focal Point for GPPAC in South Asia; Dean, Institute of Women's Studies, Lahore/Pakistan ∙ European Centre for Conflict Prevention Global Secretariat of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, The Netherlands

1:00pm-3:00pm 10 years of Implementing UNSCR 1325 in Africa: National and Regional Experiences. Femmes Africa Solidarities
3:00pm-4:30pm Building Peace: Exploring the Intersections of Militarism and Violence Against Women. Join women peacemakers from around the world in an interactive, participatory workshop to explore how the culture of militarism fosters violence against women from neighborhood to battlefield, and how women are organizing to affirm human security and human rights. United Methodist Women, World Council of Churches, Center for Women's Global Leadership

4:30pm-6:00pm Short documentaries on women in war and conflict ∙ Katharina Barbosa, filmmaker and photographer from Magdalena Norway; Beatrice Camargo filmmaker from the Colombian Theatre Corporation (or Corporación Colombiana de Teatro) Colombia, Int'l association of women in radio and Television ; Arshiya Ahsan – member of the Int'l Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT). Laura Nepta Silva – member of Corporación Humanas, Colombia – to give a short introduction to the situation of women in Colombia ∙ FOKUS, Forum for Women and Development, Norway

Thursday, October 28, 2010
9:00am-1:00am “What the Women Say; Assessing SCR 1325 and Women's Participation” ∙ ICAN/MIT report launch Moderator: Dr. John Tirman MIT, Center for International Studies Cerue Garlo (Liberia), Shyamala Gomez (Sri Lanka), Suraiya Kamarruzzan (Aceh), Turid Polfus (Norway), Elena Rey (Colombia), Lina Zedriga (Uganda) ICAN/MIT ∙ Location: US Mission to the UN

11:00am-1:00pm SCR 1325 and Women's Participation: Operational Guidelines for Conflict Resolution and Peace Processes. A new set of Guidelines will be presented to improve the effective participation of women in peace processes.Prof. John Packer – IQd Senior Adviser and Dir. of the Human Rights Centre, Univ. of Essex; representatives of women's organizations from Afghanistan, Sudan and Indonesia Cordaid and the Initiative on Quiet Diplomacy (IQd) at Essex University in partnership with the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

1:00pm–3:00pm Afghanistan: Enhancing Security and Women's Rights. Moderator, Pascale Baeriswyl, Counsellor, Mission of Switzerland to the UN..; David Cortright, Fourth Freedom Forum; Univ. of Notre Dame; Sarah Smiles Persinger, Research Assoc. , Kroc Institute, Univ. of Notre Dame; Afifa Azim, General Director. of Afghan Women's Network; Sabra Bano, Dir., Gender Concerns Int'l. Produced by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, in cooperation with Cordaid, the Fourth Freedom Forum and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders.

3:00pm–4:30pm Women and Conflict Prevention- why participation and disarmament matter with Annie Matundu Mbambi (Chair of WILPF-DRC), Theresa deLangis (Women, Peace and Governance, previously UNIFEM-Afghanistan) and Madeleine Rees (WILPF Secretary-General). Launch of Women, Peace and Security Handbook: PeaceWomen/WILPF's analysis on how the Security Council's country resolutions (2000 to 2010) have reflected the language and intent of SCR 1325. Project of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, USA

4:30pm-6:00pm Members Meeting ∙ Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

Friday, October 29, 2010
9:00am-11:00am Meet Margot Wallström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and watch the film “Women's War”
A screening of Women's War (English subtitles), a short doc produced by Kvinna till Kvinna followed by a discussion between Margot Wallström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Lena Ag, Secretary-General of Kvinna till Kvinna Other speakers tbc – (visit KtK publications table during the week for more details)

11:00am–1:00pm Engaging Men for UNSCR 1325”. In this workshop we would like to share some of our experiences and lessons learned from WPP's Pilot around engaging men for gender sensitive peacebuilding through nonviolence. Isabelle Geuskens – WPP Program Manager José de Vries – WPP Information Officer Patricia Ackerman - trainer WPP ToT on masculinities and peacebuilding for male activists. Women Peacemakers Program – International Fellowship or Reconciliation, The Netherlands

1:00pm-3:00pm Hear from women peacebuilders and participate in a live Cyberdiologue with women from Nepal, Liberia, DRC, Sri Lanka, Cyprus∙ Other participants TBD
Moderator: Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

3:00pm-4:30pm African Women Re-defining Peace Experiences of WPP- Africa. Mrs. Joy Mbaabu, Board Chair; Euphemia Akos Dzathor,Africa Regional Coordinator, WPP Africa Ghana

For Additional information, contact:
Mavic Cabrera-Balleza at and/or Susan Wojie at:
Tel: 212-973-0325 ext. 202


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SCR 1325 10th Anniversary Peace Fair, NY

PeaceFair Events Program