Next week, WILPF will bring ten women from around the world together to participate in advocacy around the 14th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. This ground breaking resolution obligates the Security Council and other stakeholders to strengthen women’s participation, protection, and rights across the conflict spectrum.
Women peace leaders from conflict affected countries such as Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jordan, Lebanon, Nigeria, and Syria, along with WILPF international conflict-affectedcipate.
These leaders will share their stories, discuss challenges, and strategise on solutions and good practice from the local to the global levels. Together, WILPF will demand action that will strengthen women’s participation and rights for peace.
WILPF Demands Action to Move from Commitments to Accomplishments
This year, the theme of the 14th Anniversary of UNSCR1325 is “Women and Girls as Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons.” WILPF is calling on States to take a holistic approach that addresses key gaps, including meaningful participation, multi-sectorial protection related to forcibly displaced women, women’s human rights defenders, and real conflict prevention.
WILPF will hold and co-sponsor many formal and informal events and meetings. We will host and co-host open meetings on women’s global issues such as Boko Haram and the Middle East North Africa region, closed briefings on Daesh/the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and consultations on the Swedish National Action Plan and the 2015 Global Review of UNSCR 1325.
Let’s use this opportunity to build momentum for the discussion of 1325 in 2015, when the resolution will celebrate its 15th year, and when the UN will launch new Sustainable Development Goals for our world to strive for.
How You Can Get Involved
There are many ways for you to get involved, whether or not you are in New York.
Join us at an event, share or learn about more on social media with hashtags #UNSCR1325 #WPS #WILPF100 and tweet us at @WILPF or @Peace_Women.
Have you or will you participate in advocacy for UNSCR 1325? If so, feel free to share your experience in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.