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Women Enacting Human Security in the Midst of War: A CSW Parallel Event in Honor of Dr. Betty Reardon

As wars escalate across the world, poverty increases and climate deteriorates. In this environment, militarization and corporate greed destroy the world. This virtual discussion will bring women activists and scholars from several countries to voice the invaluable often unpaid work to achieve human security under patriarchal situations. For this March 18 virtual session, we spotlight the work of grassroots women who have formulated the global Women, Peace and Security agenda to highlight their ongoing peace work to support those on the ground.

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Peace in Sustainable Development: Aligning the 2030 Agenda with Women, Peace and Security (Policy Brief)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes peace as a precondition for sustainable development but falls short in recognizing the intersection of gender and peace. As such, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders prepared this policy brief to examine the linkages between Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and the 2030 Agenda and provide practical recommendations for their synergistic implementation.

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Local Women at the Center

The October 4 panel (in-person and virtual) will be an opportunity to examine the use of the Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action (WPS-HA) Compact as a global movement and the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund as a mechanism for accelerating the effective implementation of the WPS agenda and gender-responsive humanitarian action.

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COP27 Fails Women & Girls – High Time to Redefine Multilateralism (Part 1 of 3)

One of the most insidious characteristics of patriarchy is rendering women invisible in the public realm. It is a given that few, if any, will be present in political deliberations, and it’s assumed that their perspectives are not relevant. Nowhere is this more obvious or dangerous than in the functioning of the interstate system that the world community expects to address threats to global survival, the most comprehensive and imminent of which is the impending climate catastrophe. Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury clearly illustrates the gender inequality problematic of state power (and corporate power) in the three well-documented articles on COP27 re-posted here (this being post 1 of 3). He has done a great service to our understanding of the significance of gender equality to the survival of the planet.

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COP27 Fails Women & Girls – High Time to Redefine Multilateralism (Part 2 of 3)

One of the most insidious characteristics of patriarchy is rendering women invisible in the public realm. It is a given that few, if any, will be present in political deliberations, and it’s assumed that their perspectives are not relevant. Nowhere is this more obvious or dangerous than in the functioning of the interstate system that the world community expects to address threats to global survival, the most comprehensive and imminent of which is the impending climate catastrophe. Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury clearly illustrates the gender inequality problematic of state power (and corporate power) in the three well-documented articles on COP27 re-posted here (this being post 2 of 3). He has done a great service to our understanding of the significance of gender equality to the survival of the planet.

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COP27 Fails Women and Girls – High Time to Redefine Multilateralism (Part 3 of 3)

One of the most insidious characteristics of patriarchy is rendering women invisible in the public realm. It is a given that few, if any, will be present in political deliberations, and it’s assumed that their perspectives are not relevant. Nowhere is this more obvious or dangerous than in the functioning of the interstate system that the world community expects to address threats to global survival, the most comprehensive and imminent of which is the impending climate catastrophe. Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury clearly illustrates the gender inequality problematic of state power (and corporate power) in the three well-documented articles on COP27 re-posted here (this being post 3 of 3). He has done a great service to our understanding of the significance of gender equality to the survival of the planet.

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Of Foxes and Chicken Coops* – Reflections on the “Failure of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”

UN member states have failed to fulfill their UNSCR 1325 obligations, with the virtual shelving of much-heralded plans of action. However, it is clear that the failure lies not in the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, nor in the Security Council resolution which gave rise to it, but rather among the member states that have stonewalled rather than implemented National Action Plans. “Where are the women?” a speaker at the Security Council recently asked. As Betty Reardon observes, the women are on the ground, working in direct actions to fulfill the agenda.

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