Countdown To The 17th Anniversary Of UNSCR 1325!

By Sandra Barron, UNSCR1325+17 Project Consultant

WILPF International and a special delegation of women peace leaders from Syria, Yemen, and Libya at the 16th Anniversary of UNSCR1325. (Photo: WILPF/Marina Kumskova)

The annual United Nations Security Council (UNSC) open debate on Women, Peace and Security is less than one week away!

At the 17th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, WILPF will continue advocating for sustainable and feminist peace through strengthening support for conflict prevention and disarmament efforts and ensuring women civil society’s meaningful participation.

WILPF will host a delegation of women human rights activists from Colombia, Nigeria, Bosnia, Palestine and Libya, among others, who will call for action to overcome obstacles to women’s meaningful participation and strengthen conflict prevention including demilitarisation for feminist peace. We will launch a Feminist Security Council Infographic, a Security Council WPS Scorecard Research Report, and support the English language summary of WILPF Colombia report “Women for Disarmament”. In coalition with the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, we will support a civil society open letter and civil society statement during the open debate to amplify voices of our local women.

WILPF will be hosting and co-sponsoring several side events throughout the week leading up to the open debate:

If you are not able to join us in New York, please follow along via Facebook and Twitter (don’t forget to include the hashtags #UNSCR1325 and #FeministPeace); read our blog posts, which will be posted throughout the month; join the conversation, share our infographics and most importantly – raise your voice!!  

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