On the occasion of the 14th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) is happy to invite you for our Panel Discussion in New York:
Amplifying the Voices of Women in the MENA Region: Obstacles and Opportunities for UNSCR 1325 Implementation
When: October 30, 10 - 12 AM
Where: Permanent Mission of the Netherlands (NYC)
666 Third Avenue, 19th floor, between 42nd and 43rd street
RSVP before October 29 required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Panel Discussion jointly organized by the Women Peacemakers Program, Women Empowerment Organization, ABAAD - Resource Centre for Gender Equality, Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, and the Post 2015 Women's Coalition, hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the UN in New York.
Please see the attached file, for more information.
In light of the events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the panel discussion will present the opportunities and challenges for women's leadership in conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the region.
The panel discussion will provide:
An overview of the dynamics and specificities in regards to UNSCR 1325 implementation in the MENA region, highlighting women's strategies to advance women's leadership for peace. Reflection on the interaction between local/regional and international level processes and dynamics (opportunities and obstacles). The speakers will provide concrete recommendations for the Global Study on UNSCR 1325 and the Post 2015 Development Agenda.
List of Speakers:
Welcome by H.E.Karel van Oosterom, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN
Isabelle Geuskens, Executive Director, Women Peacemakers Program (The Netherlands)
Susan Aref, Director, Women Empowerment Organization (Iraq)
Ghida Anani, Director, ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality (Lebanon)
Barbro Svedberg, WILPF Program Manager, MENA region, Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (Switzerland/USA)
Selamawit Tesfaye, Coordinator, Post 2015 Women's Coalition (USA)