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.
Latest e-news from the WILPF Peacewomen project. This month features include analysis of this years noble peace prize, the new Whistleblower film and a new International 1325 committments database. Read it here
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
To Book: download the booking form or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
£20 students (Includes vegetarian lunch)
If you wish to book a stand (from £20), please contact us by Nov 4th
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.
All the resolutions passed at the 2011 WILPF Congress are now available to view on our international website. Resolutions were passed on topics including women and the Arab Spring, the Arms Trade, UN Women and the need for stronger National Action Plans for the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
Read all the resolutions here
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