GPPAC Gender experts at Women, Peace and Security Week

GPPAC is bringing a delegation to New York for Women, Peace and Security week (22-26 October) to advocate for the full implementation of UNSCR 1325 with a particular focus on women's contribution to conflict prevention. Our gender experts will bring their local stories and recommendations for future action from conflict settings to New York-based policy makers, civil society partners and media.

The delegation brought by GPPAC is diverse, consisting of gender experts from all over the world who come from varied professional backgrounds; ranging from peace education, mediation, women's human rights, to non-violence, humanitarian crises, and beyond.

During the week, GPPAC will be co-hosting two side events:

Local Perspectives on Nonviolent Movements and Sustaining Peace: Amplifying voices from the Field, will take place on 22 October. The event, which will be in the interactive world café format, is organised in collaboration with the International Peace Institute (IPI), Peace Direct and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). It will center on amplifying the voices of women and youth working in peacebuilding at a grassroots level. Three members of the GPPAC delegation will be speaking.

Fostering inclusion to build resilient societies: How women peacebuilders prevent conflicts and atrocities on the ground, will take place on 24 October. GPPAC is co-hosting event with the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. It will focus on the challenges, best practices and opportunities for including women in conflict and atrocity prevention. To find out more see the event's concept note.