The ​18th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325​ is underway!

WILPF International, alongside our special delegation of peace activists from Cameroon, Colombia and Lebanon, is excited to participate in a global effort to boost accountability for the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda​.

The panellists and participants WILPF’s internal workshop titled “Tackling Root Causes for Women’s Meaningful Participation” on 22 October 2018 (Photo: WILPF)

On 22 October 2018, WILPF held an internal workshop to welcome our special delegation. Tackling ​the root causes of women’s meaningful participation​ was the overarching theme of the workshop. The participants exchanged experiences from their

contexts, discussed advocacy opportunities and coordinated key messages for engaging with governments and civil society activists for the rest of the week.

The most recent WPS resolution, adopted in 2015, encourages ​the meaningful participation of civil society organisations at international and regional peace and security meetings​ (resolution 2242). However, its implementation is continuously lacking.

T​his year, once again, a number of women peace activists were unable to attend the 18th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 week ​due to the disproportionate impact of the U.S. travel ban​. Therefore, we started the week with strategising around the ways to mobilise the recognition and bring attention to the shrinking space for civil society in peace work.

In solidarity with WILPF partners and other activists, we invite you to bring specific attention to MissingVoices and bring attention to the disproportionate impact of the ban on women rights activists.

Illuminate the problem of the missing voices and restricted participation
by using the following hashtags: ​#MissingVoices​​ and ​#MeaningfulParticipation​​.

Stay tuned for more news on events, highlights, and actions around the ​18th Anniversary of 1325!

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