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November MAP

In the most recent NGOWG WPS MAP updates on country situations of Bosnia and Herzegonvina, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Myanmar, and Somalia.

For the 11th anniversary, the primary focus for the UN and Member States was “Women's Participation and Role in Conflict Prevention and Mediation”. Certainly, this is in area that we in the NGOWG have highlighted as a crucial area of the Women, Peace and Security agenda in which we have seen less than sufficient implementation. The NGOWG highlighted this theme, particularly the example of Afghanistan, by bringing a delegation of women's rights advocates to New York and by engaging in the preparations for the Open Debate. The delegation included Orzala Ashraf Nemat and Nilofar Sakhi. Throughout all of these advocacy efforts, we consistently stress the key messages that we hold at the core of our work in the NGOWG: that women's agency is at the core of all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security and that there must be accountability for violations of women's rights.

NGOWG Public Documents and Events
  • Statement in the UN Security Council Open Debate
  • Letter to Ambassadors regarding Open Debate
  • Panel on “Women, Peace and Security in Afghanistan”: Co-hosted by the NGOWG, the Mission of Finland and the Mission of Turkey, 26th October, 1-3 on the 2nd floor of the Church Center
  • Screening of “Peace Unveiled”: Co-hosted by Institute for Inclusive Security, WILPF, NGOWG, and UN Women, 27th October, 6.30-8.30, 2nd Floor of the Church Center
  • Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security: Orzala Ashraf Nemat presented the NGOWG statement