On the occasion of the 13th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP), the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) and Conciliation Resources, organised a public event on gender, peace and security. The discussion provided insights and new opportunities for the advancement of UNSCR 1325, including in the light of the newly adopted UNSCR 2122 calling on specific actors to enhance women’s leadership in conflict prevention. Over 80 representatives of Permanent Missions, the United Nations and civil society organisations attended the event as well as representatives of partner organizations SAMYAK (India), FemLINKPACIFIC (Fiji) and CIASE (Colombia). The discussions reflected on the importance of being attentive to gender dynamics in peacebuilding and conflict prevention and what a gender- sensitive approach to peace and security entails, including hegemonic masculinities and active involvement of men as partners of women peace activists. 

 

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Taking UNSCR 1325 to the Next Level: Gender, Peace and Security

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