Our Women, Peace and Security hub has thousands of resources, tools and initiatives from the local to global all around the world. PeaceWomen is committed to amplifying and sharing peacemakers’ voices through our online resource hub. Sharing knowledge and wisdom increases understanding and the possibility of coherence in Women, Peace and Security strategy and implementation
PeaceWomen promotes the role of women in preventing conflict, and the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security. PeaceWomen amplifies the voices and priorities of women and helps to empower women as agents of change in their communities.
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Abigail Ruane is Manager of the PeaceWomen Programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is an intergovernmental body entirely dedicated to promoting gender equality and empowering women. Established in 1946, the Commission meets in New York in late February or early March each year to draft Agreed Conclusions or recommendations for strengthening gender equality, development and peace.
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The Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women is an expert body established in 1982 composed of 23 experts on women's issues from around the world.The Committee monitors national implementation of the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), also known as the International Women’s Bill of Rights. The Committee meets every year in at least two sessions of three weeks each.
There are many disarmament forums at the United Nations. These include the General Assembly’s First Committee, the United Nations Disarmament Commission, United Nations Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Arms Trade Treaty, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Conference on Disarmament, and others.
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Our world is facing unprecedented conflicts and cultures of violence. PeaceWomen.org is a space for peacemakers to engage, learn and be part of a global movement to advance a holistic Woman, Peace and Security agenda.
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The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly meets intensively September to December each year and afterward as required to facilitate discussion on all international issues among all (currently 193) members.
According to the 1987 Brundtland Commission, sustainable development is development which “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainable development is the intersection of three dimensions: environmental protection, social development - including women’s human rights, and economic development.
The next UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 56) will take place from 27 February to 9 March 2012 on Priority theme: “The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges”.
The 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday, March 4th to Friday March 15, 2013.
The General Debate of the 65th General Assembly preceded the 10th Anniversary of SCR 1325. This year's General Assembly general debate took place from 23–30 September 2010, during which PeaceWomen monitored all statements for references to Women, Peace and Security.
Commission on the Status of Women
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.
The 56th CSW sees WILPF host three events, two of which will take place the 29th of February, namely “Achieving Human Security for Rural Women in Africa” and “Empowering Rural Women in eradicating poverty and hunger—how can we really help". A third event discussing “Food Security, Conflict, Peace and Rural Women” will be held on the 1st of March.