As we wrap up October and our month-long activities on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda, WILPF will be participating in the Peace Forum from 28-30 October.

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1325, civil society and distinguished guests will come together to engage women and men from a variety of backgrounds, including at the United Nations and United Nations Security Council, missions, civil society, in order to commemorate achievements and strategise on strengthening and mobilising for effective implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda.

Activists are getting ready for the Peace Forum 2015. Photo Credits: Evan Roberts

Activists are getting ready for the Peace Forum 2015. Photo Credits: Evan Roberts

Wednesday (28 October):

The Peace Forum will start on Wednesday the 28 October 2015 with an opening panel called “Men on the Stand,” which will bring together men and women in positions of leadership at the UN, missions, and civil society to explore how to build non-traditional alliances and engage men and boys to address patriarchal institutions.

Thursday (29 October):

WILPF US will host a panel entitled, “Strategic Re/Engagements: Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda over the Next Fifteen Years and Beyond,” which will ask the audience to think about how the WPS Agenda can be effectively implemented moving forward.

Friday (30 October):

WILPF, in collaboration with the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights will hold a workshop on “A Feminist Roadmap for Peace: Toward a More Transformative Women, Peace and Security Agenda” to broaden discussion on non-traditional elements of prevention in strengthening the WPS agenda.

WILPF’s Women, Peace and Security programme, PeaceWomen, will take part on a panel on militarism and the environment in the panel, “UNSCR 1325: Toward Human Security and Planetary Survival.”

PeaceWomen is also facilitating a discussion with MenEngage on “Transforming Violent Masculinities to Move the WPS Agenda Forward.” This discussion will challenge traditional values and gender based socialization, which tend to surround conflict.

Please join us throughout the Peace Forum and check PeaceWomen’s website for more information!

Sign up for the opening of the forum (external site)

To register for the workshops taking place on 29-30 October, please rsvp by the following links: (external site) (external site)

Written by Cynthia Sularz, Communications and Research Intern