WPS Week 2023: What would you like to see Canada do next in WPS?

UN Security Council Resolution 1325, the first women, peace and security resolution, was adopted on October 31, 2000. Each year, to mark this anniversary, there is an open debate at the Security Council and accompanying side events.

The theme for 2023 is “Women’s participation in international peace and security: From theory to practice.”

To mark this anniversary, WPSN-C members answered the question: What would you like to see Canada do next in WPS?

  • Integrate YPS as a key synergy to include young women in peace efforts in and outside the country
  • Dedicate new and significant financial resources for women peacebuilders
  • Clear harmonization and policy coherence with other frameworks, such as the feminist foreign policy 
  • Address the intersectionality of gender, climate change, and conflict
  • Work towards the inclusion of women in peace discussions and negotiations
  • Include domestic implementation of WPS in Canada’s next National Action Plan on WPS
  • Integrate more diverse voices and youth perspectives, especially from Indigenous youth and survivors of violence 
  • In the next Canadian National Action Plan (CNAP), include coordinated cross departmental sharing of best practices/action items/research

Read more ideas and recommendations for the future of the WPS agenda in our latest publication, previous publications, and the outputs from WPS Dialogue FPS, the result of inputs from Canadian civil society in 2022 on Canada’s next NAP.

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