Enhancing women’s equality is fundamental to the possibility of peace and is an essential realm of inquiry and action for peace education. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury highlights significant historical developments, disappointments and possibilities for transformative change in support of gender equality that is essential for the possibility of sustainable peace.
Conference on the role of Kashmiri women: “Educating Women for Peace and Democracy – a South Asian Perspective”
A two-day international conference on the role of Kashmiri women titled “Educating Women for Peace and Democracy – a South Asian Perspective” was held from May 10 to 11 at European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
Translating global policies into practical and necessary actions—one village at a time. The impact of the Localization of Resolutions 1325 and 1820 in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is one of 13 countries in Africa that have adopted a national action plan on UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820. The Localization program, initiated by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, is a people-based, bottom-up approach to policy-making and policy implementation that guarantees local ownership and participation.
Localized Training Efforts on Implementing the UNSCR 1325: Lessons Learned and Emerging Possibilities
The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, in its effort to bridge the gap between global policy and local action on issues of Women, Peace and Security initiated the Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 program. This is a people-based, bottom-up approach to policy-making that goes beyond the local adoption of a law, as it guarantees the alignment and harmonization of local, national, regional and international policies and community-driven strategies to ensure local ownership, participation and links among communities, civil society organizations and government.
Without peace, development is impossible, and without development, peace is not achievable, but without women, neither peace nor development is possible, writes Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations. He is an internationally recognized initiator of the UNSCR 1325 as the President of the UN Security Council in March 2000.
The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) is pleased to announce its second annual Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders. The Fellowship aims to support the development of young women peacebuilders and ensure that more young people share Cora’s vision for sustainable peace and gender equality as strong and integral parts of our global culture. Cora Weiss was also one of the founders of the Global Campaign for Peace Education.