What’s going on in WPS? A weekly update

WPSN-C members share events, publications, and other resources on our members-only mailing list. Highlights are shared weekly.

As we approach the date of the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, the number of events proliferates!


Women Transforming Peace: Celebrating 20 Years of UNSCR 1325 and Beyond

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 10:00-11:30 am EDT
Register here.

Join USIP and the U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security to mark the 20th anniversary of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. The discussion will look at how countries are expanding on the Women, Peace and Security agenda by adopting feminist foreign and development policies—and how civil society organizations have invested in masculinities programming as a complementary approach. These and other frameworks may prove more effective in advancing gender equality in peace and security, especially in light of the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.


UNSCR 1325 at 20 Years: Perspectives from Feminist Peace Activists

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 9:00 – 10:30 am EDT
Register here.

Join WILPF for a webinar to reflect on 20 years of UNSCR 1325 and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.

Join women leaders and peace activists from Australia, Colombia, Libya, Nigeria, and Sweden as they share their experiences advocating for peace and human security in their communities. Their reflections are also part of WILPF’s upcoming report about the past 20 years of WPS implementation, from the perspective of women peace activists.


Women’s Peacebuilding Work – Unrecognized Care?

Monday, October 26, 2020, 6:00-7:30 pm EDT
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Feminist and women’s peace-making work is largely unrecognized and is chronically under-resourced. COVID-19 has amplified this gap; even though women peacebuilders are at the forefront of responses, they continue to be excluded from public decision-making on recovery. This seminar introduces findings on the topic of peacebuilding as care from the University of Sydney, as well as perspectives from grassroots peacebuilders.


A post on From Poverty to Power (from Duncan Green, Oxfam GB):

Beating the Drum – how do influencing networks get results?


And, finally, a job posting from the Canadian Red Cross, who are seeking a Regional Coordinator, International Humanitarian Law for Western Canada for a 7 month contract.


And don’t forget that our recent report, Priorities for Action: Recommendations from Women Peacebuilders to the WPS Focal Points Network for 2021, is available on our website in English, along with a summary in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic.

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