Civil society alliance (1325 Ireland) calls on Government to develop an effective and inclusive Irish National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security that will make a real difference to women affected by conflict
The 10th anniversary of the adoption of the historic UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UN SCR 1325) falls on 31 October 2010. Contrary to repeated calls from an array of leading human rights, development and women's rights and equality groups, the Irish Government is pressing ahead to present a hastily compiled 'National Action Plan' for Cabinet approval on 6 July 2010. It is doing so ostensibly to meet the 10th anniversary deadline at the expense of the plan itself. In an effort to dissuade the Government from adopting a plan that falls far short of international standards, on Thursday 17 June, 1325 Ireland will launch a Good Practice Guide and call on Government to slow down and take the time and approach necessary to develop an effective and inclusive Irish National Action Plan that will put Resolution 1325 into action to benefit women affected by conflict at home and internationally.
Venue: Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin
Salome Mbugua, AkiDwA
Susan McKay, National Women's Council of Ireland
Colm O'Gorman, Amnesty International Irish Section
Niamh Reilly, Global Women's Studies Programme, NUI Galway
Deirdre Ni Cheallaigh, Trocaire
1325 Ireland members include Action Aid, Akidwa, Amnesty International Ireland, Banúlacht, Centre for International Studies, DCU, Childfund Ireland, Christian Aid, Concern, Global Women's Studies Programme, NUI Galway, National Women's Council of Ireland, Plan Ireland, Trócaire, World Vision Ireland.
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