The 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 March to 21 March 2014. WILPF has a huge delegation of over 60 WILPF women from around the world participating this year. Get the link for WILPF's Official CSW Statement and find out about the #100women4peace campaign all the exciting events we have lined up for CSW58 here >>>
Read about PeaceWomen and WILPF work on Syria on wilpfinternational.org. Three Syrian women leaders have travelled from Damascus and Beirut to New York for a historic event this Friday. For the first time, Syrian women will brief the UN Security Council.
We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new expanded and revised mobile application on Women, Peace and Security is taking place on December 10 2013. This app has been designed to reach a wider audience and we encourage you to use it in your advocacy work relating to the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Click here to find out more >>>
For the next 16 days, WILPF will participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University. Read more about our 16 Days Campaign >>>
On October 18th 2013, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a new resolution on women, peace and security (S/RES/2122) which is the seventh resolution under the Women, Peace and Security agenda.Read more about the debate and resolution on PeaceWomen's Debate Watch >>>
On June 24th 2013, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a new resolution (S/RES/2106) on sexual violence which is the sixth resolution under the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Read more about the debate during which the resolution was adopted >>>
On April 2, 2013 governments adopted the text of the first ever Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the United Nations in New York. The treaty, which prohibits the sale of arms if there is a risk that the weapons could be used to commit or facilitate serious violations of international humanitarian or human rights law, is the first ever treaty that recognizes the link between gender-based violence and the international arms trade.
The PeaceWomen Project promotes the role of women in preventing conflict, and the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security. PeaceWomen monitors the UN Security Council, the UN system, and provides a hub of information sharing on women, peace and security. We are a project of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the oldest womens peace movement in the world.
PeaceWomen advances our mission by monitoring and advocating for the rapid and full implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and related women, peace and security commitments - including Security Council Resolutions 1325 (2000) and the subsequent resolutions.