Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, International Peace Institute
FES New York, together with One Earth Future and the International Peace Institute co-sponsored this discussion on achieving the goals of the women, peace, and security (WPS) agenda. Based on a recent article in the Global Governance journal, the event examined the political will, resources, and integration of policy and practice required to advance.
One year on from the release of the Global Study on Resolution 1325—the landmark fifteen-year review of global progress—women’s leadership, women’s rights, and funding for gender equality are still often put on the back burner by international decision-makers, including the UN Security Council. This lagging implementation is despite the gendered nature of today’s most pressing conflicts, and despite the overwhelming evidence of the positive impact of women’s participation on peacefulness.
This World Café-style discussion was opened by the presentation of a recent Global Governance journal article, “Women, Peace, and Security: Are We There Yet?” by Gaynel Curry and Melissa Labonte (see picture). Subsequently, participants engaged in three rounds of “peace talk” discussion on progressive sets of questions.