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This is a difficult time for peace advocates.
This toolkit shows how you can use the global Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda as a tool to promote greater gender justice, peace and freedom for all in your own country.
You will find information on how to advocate for the development of a National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security. This includes background information about UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the Women, Peace and Security agenda; information on how to conduct advocacy campaigns; and talking points and tools for meeting with government representatives.
Implementing Locally, Inspiring Globally: Localizing UNSCR 1325 in Colombia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Uganda
The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, a program of the International Civil Society Action Network is proud to present its publication "Implementing Locally, Inspiring Globally: Localizing UNSCR 1325 in Colombia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Uganda"! Highlighting how GNWP's Localization program directly engages local authorities, traditional leaders and grassroots women's groups in implementing the resolutions in local communities, this publication provides concrete examples of how women and peace and security commitments are mainstreamed in local policy development and planning processes. The guiding principles in this people-based, bottom-up approach to policy-making and implementation are as straightforward as they are effective. When local populations understand government functions and take part in developing policies, they actively contribute and help shape the relevant outcomes that affect their daily lives.
Pioneered in 2010, GNWP's Localization program has been cited as a good practice of WPS resolutions and National Action Plan (NAP) implementation at national and subnational levels in the 2012 and 2013 UN Secretary General's report on Women, Peace and Security. The Localization program is currently being implemented in Burundi, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Uganda.
You can read the full-length publication and individual country case-studies on the GNWP website and download your copy here.
For more information, please email Eléonore Veillet Chowdhury
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Today marks the launch of an important new report documenting ongoing crimes of sexual violence—over 100 cases documented since 2010, including 47 gang rapes–perpetrated by the Burmese military in ethnic regions of Burma.
The Women's League of Burma (WLB), consisting of thirteen women's organizations representing different ethnic areas in Burma, released the report, “Same Impunity, Same Pattern: Sexual abuses by the Burma army will not stop until there is a genuine civilian government, “and is urging an immediate end to these atrocities. The report specifically calls for an end to the prevailing system of impunity that not only enables military perpetrators to evade prosecution, but also fosters a culture of continued and escalating violence.
Events to promote the report are taking place in Melbourne, New York, Washington, D.C., Rangoon and Chiang-Mai.
“To bring justice for the victims of rape and sexual violence, we must take steps to ensure truth, justice and accountability,” notes Tin Tin Nyo, General-Secretary of WLB. “There can be no real reform without stopping all forms of violence, correcting the judicial system, amending the Constitution and enforcing the law to protect women's lives.”
The report states that despite Burma's transition to a civilian government, including adoption of a new Constitution in 2010 and elections in 2011, military offensives continue to be waged in ethnic conflict areas. Undeterred by security concerns and access limitations, WLB has reported for over a decade on the Burmese military's human rights abuses in these conflict areas, including systematic sexual violence.
This report documents multiple instances of post-transition sexual violence involving over 100 women, including 47 gang rapes with victims as young as 8 years old. These crimes are not random events but part of a widespread and systematic pattern of sexual violence. Since 2010, the Burmese government has undertaken limited democratic reforms and conducted peace talks with ethnic groups yet has failed to address these crimes or hold perpetrators accountable.
Both the government and the international community have turned a blind eye to these pervasive human rights abuses. The report outlines a series of actions that are necessary to stop sexual violence crimes, hold perpetrators accountable, respect international law and live up to the recent promise of democratic reform. As recently noted by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the most important step is changing the Constitution, which provides amnesty for and prevents civilian judicial review of all military action.
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The effective participation of women and attention to women's rights issues is a critical element in achieving a just and sustainable peace in Syria. This paper offers five critical steps to ensuring this outcome in the ongoing international efforts related to the mediation process. These steps also ensure that the foundations are laid for the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolutions 1325 (2000), 1889 (2008) and 2122 (2013).
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