WPS Month is Here – Are You #October1325Ready ?
Throughout the month of October, civil society organisations, intergovernmental organisations and Member States will mark the 15th anniversary of the United Nation’s Security Council Resolutions 1325, which first historically recognised the essential and imperative role of women in implementing peace agreements, negotiations, creating refugee camps and restructuring post-conflict societies.
As well as hosting a series of events to mark this important anniversary, we will be hosting a delegation of women’s activists, representing WILPF Sections worldwide such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Nigeria, Cameroon, Colombia, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, India, and Lebanon.
We hope you will join us through the following of these events:
- October 13th: Security Council 15th anniversary Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security
- October 14th: Official Launch of the Global Study and Global Acceleration Instrument around the High Level Review
- October 15th: Conversation with Global Study author Radhika Coomaraswamy on strategies for implementing global study recommendations
- October 20th: “Mobilising Women: Localising Peace” (Internal WILPF workshop)
- October 21st: Voices from the Field/ Prelude to the Peace Forum
- October 22nd: WILPF Reaching Critical Will Event: The Arms Trade Treaty, UN Program of Action, and Gender Based Violence
- October 28-30: Peace Forum on engaging men and going beyond anniversaries for action (Co-hosted by WILPF)
WILPF will also be participating in a Tweet-a-thon led by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, where we encourage you all to answer the question: “What does 1325 mean to you?” (Hashtag: #1325Means). We encourage your participation in all of these upcoming events!
If you are not able to join us in New York, please follow along via Facebook and Twitter (don’t forget to include the hashtag #1325at15); join the conversation through the reading of our blog posts, which will be posted through the month; share our infographics, and most importantly – raise your voice!!