Women Peacemakers Program (The Netherlands)
Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic (USA)
Al-Hayat Center for Civil Society Development (Jordan)
Arab Women Organization of Jordan (Jordan)
Free Sight Association (Tunisia)
Iraqi Al-Amal Association (Iraq)
Women Empowerment Organization (Iraq)
NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (Global)
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (Colombia)
At the 17th Anniversary of UNSCR1325, women's organisations from acrss the globe will host an event to discuss the implementation of UNSCR 1325 within a global context of what is being called ‘shrinking civil society space’.
Although it is a contested term – including because shrinking space is not affecting all of civil society in the same way and because often this involves active attacks against women human rights defenders- it is often used as a metaphor to describe a new generation of restrictions on political struggle, activism, and meaningful participation from both States and non-State actors. These include a variety of measures, including restrictive NGO legislation; defaming civil society; targeting and criminalization of human rights defenders, including women human rights defenders; cyber and other forms of surveillance; increasing militarization and securitization; banking restrictions; international travel bans; as well as instrumentalization of the political work of women human rights defenders and peace activists; to name some.
We invite the audience to engage in a joint critical reflection on whether current civil society strategies around Women, Peace and Security suffice to address these new realities.
This event is open to public.
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