By Sarah Tunnell and Naimah Hakim
Participants of a WILPF Workshop organised at last year’s 15th Anniversary of 1325. (Photo: Ashish Mahajan)
It is just one week until the anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325! We stand in solidarity with civil society worldwide in calling for action on the 2015 High Level Review and Global Study on Women, Peace and Security. It is critical to strengthen action to close the accountability gap and to strengthen conflict prevention, including disarmament, and to move from commitments to accomplishments.
In connection with the 16th anniversary, WILPF is hosting a delegation of three human rights activists from Yemen, Libya and Syria. We will also support a civil society speaker with the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security at the annual Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security and, as always, monitor the debate.
As part of our work to strengthen accountability, we will also launch a Security Council Women, Peace and Security Scorecard.
We will contribute to a variety of other events as well. Join us!
Wednesday October 19th (9:00AM): "Measuring State Commitments to Women, Peace and Security: Launch of WILPF's Expanded WPS Security Council Scorecard" (WEBINAR);
Monday, October 24th (9:00AM): “From destabilising violence to inclusive peace: Local to Global Conversations" (Internal WILPF Workshop);
Monday October 24th (4:00-5:30PM): “Connecting Grassroots and International Efforts for Action on Women, Peace and Security: Leveraging our Local to Global Movements” (Check out the event page here);
Wednesday, October 26th: "Closing the Gap: How to Connect Grassroots and International Efforts to Enhance the WPS Agenda" (Closed Roundtable);
Wednesday & Thursday, 26th and 27th October: "Masculinities, Youth and Violence in Crisis Settings" (Check out the event page here);
Thursday, October 27th (1:00-2:30PM): “Financing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Good Practice and Lessons Learned for Accountability and Implementation” (Check out the event page here.)
Find more information about the debate here.
Find more information about WILPF action around the 16th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325 here.