The Women, Peace and Security Update;No.1

The Women, Peace and Security Update;No.1

Happy New Month!
This week we share news, resources and opportunities for women, peace and security globally.

The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth addresses the need to promote an environment that recognizes young people’s important and positive contributions to peace and security, while creating safe spaces and expanding opportunities for young people.

Ms. Anna Mutavati, the Deputy Representative UN Women in Uganda urges the government to increase the engagement of women in peace negotiations in conflicts while speaking at Women Peace and Security Programme workshop

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) call for nominations of African women who have exceptionally advanced the women, peace and security agenda in Africa. The women will be featured in an upcoming commemorative book set to be launched in year 2020.

The UN deputy chief issues an impassioned plea on 21st July for Afghans to reconcile with the past and put “women at the centre” of all efforts to forge a durable peace, and a truly inclusive political process where women’s voices are truly heard. 

The role of young women as advocates of peace and security in Palestine is being strengthened through implementation of the Interpeace and Freedom Theatre project through creativity and art.

Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict addresses the African Union Peace and Security Council on ending sexual violence in conflict.

Refugee women could generate up to $1.4 trillion to annual global GDP if employment and wage gaps were closed according to a new analysis conducted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

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