Purpose: To develop a common understanding of the purpose and importance of SC Res 1325 on Women and Peace and Security and to understand how it contributes to reducing violence against women and girls, and to ensuring human security. This meeting will prepare for a parallel event at the 55th CSW session in Feb-March, 2011 to which all co sponsors will recruit participants.
Chair: Chuck Hitchcock - Peace Action
Presenters: Amb. Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Mavic Cabrera-Balleza (Global Network of Women Peacebuilders), and Cora Weiss (Hague Appeal for Peace)
There will be one full hour for discussion.
Co-sponsors of this meeting include: International Civil Society Action Network** and Global Network of Women Peace Builders;** Hague Appeal for Peace**; International Institutes of Peace Education**, and Peace Action**, Ribbon International,International Health Awareness Network, World Council for Curriculum and Instruction, Temple of Understanding, Unitarian Universalist UN Office, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Foundation for the Support of the United Nations, United Methodist Women, International Peace Bureau, PeaceWomen.org/Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
** = initiating organizations