The 10th Anniversary of SCR 1325 is fast approaching in October 2010. News, events, and initiatives are constantly being added to the compendium on the 1325+10 section of the PeaceWomen website. Please save the date for the anniversary Peace Fair in New York, which is bringing together organizations from around the world dedicated to the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
Particularly worthy of note is the conferance "10 Years On: Conflict Prevention Mechanisms for UNSCR 1325" an event organized by the NGO Working Group on Peace, co-chaired by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and Femmes Africa Solidarité, and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy Security Policy. The conference, held on September 2, examined the practical implementation of the affirmations on prevention inscribed in UN SCR 1325. In particular, linking human rights mechanisms to issues of women, peace and security.
No women, No Peace is an innovative new campaign to end the exclusion of women from peacebuilding campaign, organized by Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS UK), a network of peace, human rights and development organizations in the United Kingdom. Whilst women are highly resourceful and are actively building peace in their communities, this is often not recognized in formal peace processes. Despite international promises, women made up only 1 in 40 peace agreement signatories over the past 25 years.
The 'No women, No peace.' campaign will use the 10th Anniversary of SCR 1325 to instigate the momentum necessary to raise awareness of the issue on both the public and political agenda.
Take action Be one of the first No Women, No Peace. activists. To get the latest updates please click here, or visit the homepage at http://www.nowomennopeace.org/ and follow the work leading up to the launch in October.