This shadow report was submitted to the 72nd session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (February 2019). It assesses some of the gaps in Colombia’s implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, including in relation to arms proliferation, the reintegration process of FARC-EP women, women participation in political and public life and the peace-building process, and women human rights defenders.
Published ahead of the 2019 non-permanent Security Council Members beginning their tenure, this guidance note provides specific guidance to Security Council Members on how to promote a Feminist Security Council Agenda that works for all. It presents means to strengthen existing mechanisms and builds on good practices to start shifting from militarised security towards sustainable feminist peace. It also outlines recommendations and modalities for Council Members to achieve that goal by envisioning what a Feminist Security Council could look like.
The UNGA73 report is WILPF’s monitoring and analysis of the General Debate of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73). The report specifically supports policy-oriented advocacy and academic research on Women, Peace and Security, conflict prevention and transitional peace processes and provides an opportunity for local activists in focus countries to develop policy-oriented actions based on the current international climate.
Published ahead of the 2018 UN General Assembly First Committee, this briefing book highlights a number of critical disarmament topics and suggests how governments can achieve progress. This briefing book provides a quick overview of the state of play on some of the most pressing issues that will be addressed at this year’s First Committee. It also outlines recommendations for governments from some of the key civil society groups working on these topics.
This submission to the CESCR follows on a WILPF report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and addresses the role of Germany in relation to austerity measures implemented in other countries, concerns about the increased domestic securitisation and the situation of women asylum seekers and refugees. See also the joint report to the CESCR on the impact of Germany’s arms transfers on economic, social and cultural rights.
WILPF submitted this report jointly with the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It is about Germany’s extraterritorial obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights with a focus on arms transfers to third countries and the regulation of operations of German businesses in the arms industry.
This joint briefing highlights the importance of a gender-just binding international accountability framework for Transnational Corporations (TNCs), as an agenda in its own right and an integral part of broader efforts to achieve women’s economic empowerment and rights. This is a contribution by the #Feminists4BindingTreaty to the UN process for the drafting of a treaty on TNCs and other business enterprises.
From 20-22 August 2018, WILPF held its Triennial International Congress in Accra, Ghana. In its 103-year history, this was the first WILPF Congress to take place on the African continent, marking a truly historic moment. The congress created an opportunity to build networks and communication between WILPF offices, elect leaders and formulate policy, with the spirit of building a feminist peace movement. To get access to all appendices from the Congress 2018, please email the Secretariat on secretariat(a)wilpf.org