Workshop on National Actions Plans

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security

This 1-day workshop on Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans: Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Civil Society will take place at Carleton University in Ottawa on May 2nd. It will bring together Canadian activists, NGOs and researchers to explore the possibilities and challenges presented by Canada's NAP on women, peace and security.

The morning's sessions will focus on the global context and will include a presentation on global perspectives and progress on UNSCR 1325, a presentation comparing NAPs in the global North, and a video conference with civil society actors in Northern Ireland. Speakers include Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, International Coordinator, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders; Catherine O'Rourke, University of Ulster; Rebecca Tiessen, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa; Aisling Swaine, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; and Marilou McPhedran, Global College, University of Winnipeg

The afternoon's sessions will focus on Canada's NAP and the two progress reports. A panel will raise issues that are not currently included the C-NAP. The day will close with a discussion (open to civil society only) on strategies and next steps.

The event is free and open to the public, however, advance registration is required. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To register, please contact Alexandra Dodge at by April 25.

The workshop is co-hosted by Carleton University's Gender Equality Measurement Initiative and the WPSN-C with input from the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa.