Regional launch of The State of World Population 2010: From Conflict and Crisis to Renewal: Generations of Change
2.30 pm Wednesday, October 20, 2010
This is not an FCCT-sponsored event. It is a paid function and responsibility for program content is solely that of the event organizer
Ten years ago, the United Nations Security Council passed a landmark resolution calling on governments to protect women from rape during wartime, and to tap the power of women to keep the peace and rebuild societies when fighting stops. Has the resolution made any difference in the struggle against gender-based violence? Are women in war-torn countries faring any better today than a decade ago? Do women finally have a place at the table in peace negotiations or in reconstruction?
The State of World Population 2010 documents what has been accomplished in places affected by ongoing conflicts or by military occupation. It also shows the special challenges of countries that have endured both political instability and natural disaster.
Highlights of the event
1. Short documentary film on the impact of conflicts on women and girls and women leadership in peace processes
2. Key findings of the State of World Population Report by Ms. Nobuko Horibe, Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific Office, UNFPA
3. Presentation on the impact of conflicts on women and girls by
Ms. Sunila Abeysekara, an award-winning human rights campaigner who is also a member of a UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
4. Implications and applications of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in Asia and the Pacific by Ms. Kiran Bhatia, Regional Gender Adviser, UNFPA
For further information or an advance copy of the report, please contact:
William A. Ryan, tel. 02-288-2446, mobile 089-897-6984, firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP and to arrange one-on-one interviews, please contact: Thitiporn Winijmongkolsin, tel. 02-288-1103, email@example.com.
The State of World Population 2010 is under embargo until 1200 GMT on 20 October.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man, and children to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
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