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Sam Cook & Felicity Hill
Sam CookTHIS ISSUE FEATURES:
1. CELEBRATING THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWSThis edition of the 1325 PeaceWomen E-News Features:
If you have any difficult reading this newsletter in HTML, view it onlineThis month's E-news articles include the latest Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Lecture Series event on Ukraine which showed the huge missing gap in gender analysis and women rights in the ongoing crisis. It also includes articles on the Global Summit and an article on Syria.
If you have any difficult reading this newsletter in HTML, view it online.This edition of E-news provides articles on the Open Debate on Sexual Violence, on the Debate by the President of the General Assembly on stable and peaceful societies and the first article in a series on our work in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. It also features news from Ukraine, Bangladesh and the Marshall Islands. We are also excited to share with you our final WPS report on the Commission on the Status of Women 58. Enjoy!
If you have any difficult reading this newsletter in HTML, view it online.This month's E-news will provide a recap of WILPF's participation in the CSW 58, an article on Madeleine Rees' recent award, an overview of WILPF's #100Women4Peace campaign and an article on WILPF's advocacy work on disarmament. Under resources, you will find, amongst others, a report on the sexual and gender-based violence experienced by Syrian women and a report on the impact of explosive weapons on women.
If you have any difficulty viewing this letter in HTML, please view it online.Beyond the focus on Syria, this edition of E-News includes an article on this year's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) session happening in March 2014. It also includes news on South Sudan, a tribute to the late human rights defender Ila Pathak and PeaceWomen's newly released National Action Plan (NAP) Development Toolkit.
Since the last issue of the newsletter, when we made a call for translations of Resolution 1325, a number of new translations have been added to the PeaceWomen website:
Arabic: html, PDF
Ciluba (Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC): html
Kikongo (DRC): html
Kiswahili (DRC): html
Lingala (DRC): html
Russian: PDFThis edition of the 1325 PeaceWomen E-News Features:
If you have any difficulty viewing this letter in HTML, please view it online.This edition of ENews includes a blog by PeaceWomen Programme Director Maria Butler on how UN peace talks on Syria have collectively failed women, an overview of WILPF's
If you have any difficulty reading this newsletter in HTML, please view it online.In this edition, we feature our coverage of the UN Security Council's annual debate on Women, Peace and Security and the UN Secretary-General's associated report. We highlight the 68th General Assembly and the Security Council's debate on small arms and light weapons.
If you have any difficulty reading this newsletter in HTML, please view it online.In this edition, we feature a statement by WILPF-Nigeria welcoming the new Nigeria SCR 1325 National Action Plan. We address Australia's September presidency and commitments on the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Additionally, we highlight the UN High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace.
If you have any difficulty reading this newsletter in HTML, please view it online.In this edition, we feature the WILPF MENA 1325 project's statement regarding the current protests in Egypt and highlight challenges and opportunities for developing and implementing UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans.
If you have any difficulty viewing this letter in HTML, please view it online.This month, we feature the launch of our new revised and expanded Women, Peace and Security App, along with our participation in the 16 Days Campaign. In addition, we highlight initiatives calling for women's inclusion and participation in the Syrian peace process and the UN protecting women's human rights defenders in a landmark resolution.
If you have any difficult reading this newsletter in HTML, view it online.This month, we featured a special article on Colombia given the ongoing Peace Process, recent Summit on Women, Peace and Security, and leading work of WILPF Colombia.
On November 25, 2013, the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University will launch the 23rd annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. CWGL will join thousands of activists from around the world in a call for an end to gender-based violence and more substantial responses on the part of governments to act with due diligence in protecting and preventing gender-based violence.
A new photography exhibition, promoting women's rights in Afghanistan, opens next week at the House of Commons.
Hidden Faces: Women and Girls in Afghanistan has been produced and curated by British and Irish Agencies in Afghanistan Group (BAAG) to highlight the continuing struggles of war-ravaged Afghan women - in education and health, economic and political empowerment.
On Friday, President Obama announced that all American troops would leave Iraq by year's end. Newspapers and broadcasts--to say nothing of Facebook and Twitter--hummed with the news.
The United Nations is making progress in its efforts to incorporate women into its conflict mediation activities - but much more still needs to be done,