November 2020 WPS Monitor: Addressing militarism and structural barriers to building peace

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

UNSCR 1325 at 20 Years: Perspectives from Feminist Peace Activists and Civil Society

This report is based on a series of global interviews, surveys, and consultations with feminist peace activists -- the key actors who advocated for the adoption of UNSCR 1325. WILPF conducted these consultations and interviews over the past year. This report documents their assessment of the extent to which Women, Peace and Security (WPS) priorities have been translated into concrete action, identifies key challenges, and provides concrete recommendations at the global and national levels.

Read it here.

WILPF Selected as Catalytic Member of Generation Equality Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action

WILPF is happy to announce that we have been selected as a Catalytic Member of the new Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action. This Compact is part of the Generation Equality Forum, which is a multi-stakeholder, global gathering for gender equality and women’s rights, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the Governments of Mexico and France, in partnership with civil society.  The Compact is aimed at fostering implementation of existing commitments on women, peace and security and humanitarian action. 

WILPF hopes that this opportunity will help advance genuine progress on the women, peace and security agenda in the coming years. Several of our priorities for the Compact will include supporting the work of women peacebuilders and peace activists; demilitarization, and disarmament.

Read more about the Compact.

Mobilising Men for Feminist Peace

In partnership with the MenEngage Alliance, and WILPF National Sections in Afghanistan, Cameroon, Colombia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), WILPF has launched an initiative to confront militarised masculinities and mobilise men for feminist peace initially in four countries in 2020 and then expanding in subsequent years. 

This project has several main areas of focus, including: 

  • Alliance-building between women peacebuilders and men who work for gender equality; 

  • Global and national research to better understand the root causes and manifestations of militarised masculinities; 

  • Advocacy at the national, local, and global levels, informed by new findings and insights.  

The WPS programme is actively involved in shaping and implementing this project with colleagues and activists in the four sections and with our MenEngage allies. To read more about the project, visit the WILPF website!

Learn more about the initiative.