The Women Peace and Security update 37

The Women Peace and Security update 37

This week, the Permanent Missions of the United Arab Emirates and Canada to the United Nations and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, GIWPS, hosted a high-level virtual panel discussion on advancing women’s access to justice in post-conflict settings.

In her prepared remarks, Stephanie Hammond, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability and humanitarian affairs, gave an overview of how the Defense Department is implementing the Women, Peace, and Security Act and Strategy at a July 23 hearing of the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s national security subcommittee.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper hosted Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds on July 28 in Washington for the 30th Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN 2020).

Emergency action should address the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on women, campaigners have said. A Covid-19 Feminist Recovery Plan considers the economic, health, social and cultural impact of the disease and calls on the Executive to implement policies on key issues like childcare and low-paid work.

COVID-19 and conflict: Advancing women’s meaningful participation in ceasefires and peace processes (Policy Brief No. 19). This brief addresses the importance of women’s full, equal, and meaningful participation to an effective pandemic response and to peacemaking efforts, and how the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda can provide a critical framework for inclusive decision-making and sustainable solutions.

The Women’s Policy Group (WPG), which represents the interests of women in Northern Ireland, today launched its COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan detailing how the pandemic has affected women and setting out recommendations to address gender inequality in Northern Ireland.

On 14 July the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted its third resolution on youth, peace and security. Youth issues will now be a regular item on the council’s agenda. This was a welcome step in overcoming historical disagreement among members on the scope and nature of the youth agenda on the council.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment that established women’s suffrage in the United States. This milestone for women’s rights helped propel many women to positions of influence throughout American society.

In a new report from the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), UN Women, and a collection of sponsors and contributors, the combined crises of women’s justice and COVID-19 come to light.

Under-Secretary of the United Nations Zainab Hawa Bangura is the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), a position she has held since 30 December 2019. In this interview with Africa Renewal’s Kingsley Ighobor, Ms. Bangura discusses gender and youth empowerment, the AU’s “Silencing the Guns by 2020” initiative, among other issues.

“Despite the current difficult situation confronting us, we believe it is important to remain steadfast in our resolve to highlight issues facing women of our country.” Speech by the Minister in the Presidency for Women Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. The launch of Women’s Months 2020 – 30 July 2020, GCIS Tshedimosetso House, Pretoria.

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