Next week is the 14th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, and WILPF will be participating with women peace leaders from all around the world! Leaders from Syria, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Colombia, and Cameroon will converge to advocate, share their stories, and strategize on how to move forward. We will remind states of the transformational vision and clear obligation that this ground-breaking resolution includes, and push them to strengthen action in promoting a gender perspective and strengthening women's participation, protection and rights in conflict prevention through post-conflict reconstruction processes.
This year is an opportunity to build momentum for the discussion in 2015 High-Level Review and 15th anniversary, which coincides of course, with our WILPF 100th and key political discussions including Post-2015 sustainable development goals negotiations. It is time to build on these opportunities and move from commitments to accomplishments. As part of 14th anniversary commemorations, the Security Council will hold and open debate on Women, Peace and Security on October 28th. The debate theme is “Women and Girls as Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)”. At this critical time, WILPF calls on states prioritize key gaps, especially in real conflict prevention, and to take action to promote meaningful participation, multisectorial protection, and support for women's human rights defenders, and forcibly displaced women.
Join us at our public events and meet an inspiring group of women delegates!
WILPF Workshop on Leveraging Women's Action for Peace (Closed Briefing)
Thursday, 30 October, 16:00-17:30 – "Boko Haram and Cycles of Violence: Strengthening Prevention Using the Women Peace and Security Agenda"; UN Conference Room 6
Thursday, 30 October, 2014, 10:00-12:00 – “Amplifying the Voices of Women in the MENA Region: Obstacles and Opportunities for UNSCR 1325 Implementation”; Permanent Mission of the Netherlands
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