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In the third episode of our Women's Power to Stop War Series, Vanessa Farr takes on four major international instruments; Security Council Resolutions 1325, 2122, the Arms Trade Treaty and the new CEDAW General Recommendation 30.
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October 9, 2014
Assistant Professor Amy Barrow examines how the perpetuation of gender-based violence is often shaped by distinct cultural norms, laws, and policies, using examples from within Asia. The webinar considers how states in Asia have responded to international legal instruments including CEDAW and the Security Council Resolution 1325.
Monday, 18 November, 2013
UN North Lawn Building, Room 7
UN Women facilitated a global review of national implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda among key stakeholders. The aim was to review current approaches, and invigorate and generate momentum for scaling up good practices and applying more effective strategies for implementation of the women, peace and security resolutions at national and regional levels.
This Symposium offers a unique and timely opportunity to engage with locally-based Iraqi and Syrian women activists working across sectarian lines, as well as international experts to address the crisis of women's human rights in areas controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
This is event is co-sponsored by the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP), Safer World, the Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights, SAMYAK and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Join this important discussion on the linkages between gender & militarism and need for a transformative approach towards the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
The session will consist of:
The international community has begun to recognize the disproportionate impact of conflict on women and girls, and the necessity to include women in the prevention and resolution of crises. In 2000, the UN Security Council adopted historic Resolution 1325 – the first resolution on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS).
Based on the 2014 Secretary-General report on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, PeaceWomen highlights some of the advances in the Women, Peace and Security agenda and some of the practices that should be championed by member states, civil society, and the Security Council.
2015 is a crucial year for the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda: a global study on its implementation is currently underway and the Security Council will hold a high-level review of resolution 1325 in October. Consistent implementation is one of the biggest challenges to the WPS agenda and there continues to be a lack of awareness of the need to include a gender perspective at all levels of humanitarian work.
On 21 October 2015, WILPF, in collaboration with the Peace Forum organizers (the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), Baha’i International Community, International Peace Bureau, United Methodist Women, the National Council of Negro Women, World Council of Churches, Peace Boat US, World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women, APWAPS, Cordaid, Global Movement for the Culture of Peace, and Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human R
On 23 October 2015, WILPF PeaceWomen, the Mission of Liechtenstein to the UN, and Liechtenstein Institute for Self-Determination at Princeton University held our final Women, Peace and Security lecture series, “After the High Level Review -- Connecting Local and Global Action to Implement the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.” Participants included Liechtenstein Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E.
On 29 October 2015, the International Institute for Peace Education hosted a panel at the Peace Forum on, “People’s Action Plans: Empowering Civil Society to Implement 1325.”
This is an Open Letter from the Civil Society which calls Heads of State and Government, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Representatives of the United Nations and UN Senior Leadership to recommit to the principles and transformative potential of WPS and develop effective and sustained implementation strategies.
The following is an Open Letter to the UN Secretary General and Ambassador of Spain regarding the impact and recommendations around the change of date of the 15th anniversary Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security.
A report on WILPF's events and management on the 15th nniversary of UNSCR 1325.
This monographic issue published by International Catalan Institute for Peace, reflects on the impact Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security fifteen years after it was approved by the UN Security Council.
WILPF PeaceWomen Program Manager, Abigail Ruane, has contributed to the Peace in Progress magazine issued by the International Catalan Institute for Peace titled Women, Peace and Security: 15 years of 1325 Resolution with the article titled Creeping militarism: a critical challenge to gender justice and peace.
In 2000, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security. Over the past fifteen years, it has become the focal point for the galvanizing worldwide efforts to address the many challenges women face in conflict. However the expectations and advancements of 1325 applied has varied greatly through out the world.