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Latest SCR 1325 news

The latest peacewomen 1325 enews has been published looking forward to the year ahead.

The PeaceWomen Enews compiles the latest Women, Peace and Security news from around the globe – highlighting the leading stories from the peacewomen.org portal. The past month was not a quiet one, with several independent campaigns for governmental political participation emerging from women in the Pacific and steps being taken to combat sexual and gender based violence in Colombia and the DRC. The penchant for mass protest which dominated 2011 continued into the new year, with women taking to the streets in support of austerity measures in Nigeria, dancing en masse in protest of ultra-Orthodoxy in Israel and marching naked in the streets in north-east India in opposition to small arms trafficking and gun violence. PeaceWomen vocalizes our strong support for women’s groups demanding their rights and continuing the work of peacekeeping, peacebuilding and the prevention of conflict around the world.

Read the full edition here.

16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence

Yesterday WILPF was in the Scottish Parliament as part of the no women no peace campaign wearing green scarves to support women’s rights in Afghanistan, activists presented the scarves to all MSPs, in time for International Day Against Violence Against Women, and the start of the 16 Days of Action Against Violence against Women 2011.

The theme for 16 Days of Action against Violence against Women 2011 is ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World. Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women’. WILPF sees supporting human rights for Afghan women, and women’s involvement in the political process as also an essential part of finding better alternatives to violence in the region. The Scottish branch of WILPF invites everyone to support the call for international negotiations to include women in peacebuilding activities here in UK and in Afghanistan, and at the international conference in Bonn to discuss transition arrangements for Afghanistan.

Parliamentary motion S4M-01392 has been presented by Humza Yousaf MSP to the Scottish Parliament as part of the campaign.

S4M-01392 Humza Yousaf (Scottish National Party): That the Parliament is pleased to reaffirm its commitment to the cause of ending violence against women; supports the eve of the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign this year, which is themed “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World”; understands that, despite the improvement in the situation of women in Afghanistan over 10 years, it is considered one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman; recognises that international negotiations for transition, international long-term engagement and peace and reconciliation will take place before the end of the 16 days in Bonn, Germany; supports the UK Government in ensuring that women’s voices are heard before, during and after these talks in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolution 1325, which recognises that an understanding of the impact of armed conflict on women and girls and effective institutional arrangements to guarantee their protection and full participation in the peace process can significantly contribute to the maintenance and promotion of international peace and security; thanks the Scottish branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom for the green scarves to be worn during the 16 days to highlight and support Afghan women’s rights, and notes its ongoing work in making known the links between domestic violence and war.

Violence Against Women in Peace and War

Title: Violence Against Women in Peace and War
Location: St Martin’s House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester
Description: Leicester WILPF invites you to this conference to critically explore the intersections of violence against women both in times of peace and conflict. It will focus nationally and internationally and aims to build on debates amongst feminists, academics and activists.

The starting point is the recognition that violence against women exists at different levels and from the local to the global. The conference marks the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence with this years’ theme – From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!

Keynote speaker: Cynthia Cockburn
Academic, Researcher, Feminist, Activist

Other speakers on:
Small Arms and domestic violence in the UK, (IANSA), Sex Trafficking, Challenges of implementing UN SCR 1325 in Sri Lanka and more

Date: 2011-11-23

To Book:  download the booking form or email  leicesterwilpfevents@gmail.com for more information

£30 academics/organisations

£20 students (Includes vegetarian lunch)

If you wish to book a stand (from £20), please contact us  by Nov 4th 


Guide to Supporting Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

Over the coming months, the No women, no peace. campaign will be focusing on women’s rights in Afghanistan. No Women, no peace have been holding workshops throughout the UK and are asking activists to take action in their local communities.

This campaign toolkit provides a handy guide to the issues facing Afghan women, the need to have their voices heard in transition talks, and suggestions on how to take action in solidarity with Afghan women where you live. Click here to download the toolkit.

Several activities are planned in the coming months around the 10 year anniversary of military intervention in Afghanistan and peace talks in Bonn. Check back here for more information on what is planned by groups across the country. We are asking activists across the UK to stand in solidarity with women in Afghanistan and take action.

UNSCR 1325: The Participation Promise

As a member of GAPS we are happy to announce the launch of the newest publication “UNSCR 1325: The Participation Promise”. This short and concise guide provides a really handy overview of the issues surrounding women’s participation in peace and post-conflict reconciliation and provides recommendations for government action. It is a great tool for getting informed on key women, peace and security issues.

Read the participation promise