Online Global Consultation on Women, Peace and Security: Progress, Gaps and Opportunities

Adapting in-person meetings and discussions into virtual spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic has presented numerous challenges, but also many opportunities for expanding our ability to engage with feminist peacebuilders throughout the world.

From 15-17 September 2020, WILPF convened a three-day online consultation to hear from WILPF members, partners, peacebuilders, and other relevant WPS practitioners on their assessment of the WPS agenda implementation. The asynchronous, text-based format allowed participants to log in and contribute at their convenience from anywhere in the world, in English, Arabic, French, or Spanish. 

Over 180 participants joined us online, where we had more than 400 comments across 10 discussion threads. Across the three days, participants contributed to discussions on WPS implementation, key gaps and emerging issues within the WPS field, and on the role of civil society. These contributions will help guide the findings of WILPF’s forthcoming report on UNSCR 1325.

Many thanks to all who participated in the consultation for sharing your time and valuable insights!