In August 2020, the Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada (WPSN-C) hosted three virtual consultations with women peacebuilders to develop recommendations for the WPS Focal Points Network. Held in Arabic, French, Spanish and English, the consultations brought together 50 feminist voices from around the world, including women’s rights organizations and organizations working on WPS issues in fragile and conflict affected countries, representatives from youth networks and academia, as well as Indigenous voices. 

This report is a summary of these consultations with insights from specific participants. These insights are grouped by themes, with specific recommendations under each theme. 

The consultations and the recommendations developed from the input of diverse women peacebuilders, demonstrate the success and potential of civil society participation in advancing the WPS agenda. The work of the WPS Focal Points Network will be stronger through consistent, meaningful dialogue with civil society actors to inform policy, implementation, and evaluations of WPS activities. 

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