Peace faire commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

 

Between 25th and 29th October 2010, a peace faire commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security will take place in New York to bring together organizations from around the world dedicated to implementing UNSCR 1325.

Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) will actively participate in this fair with a stand that will expose different visual aids and documents about the activities that this NGO has carried out over the years, as well as with a panel that will take place on October 27.

Various exhibits and presentation will be held throughout the week to showcase the contributions that women's groups and other civil society organizations have made to implement the resolution.

The main purpose is to send a collective message to the Member States, the UN and the rest of the international community on what remains to be done and what the priorities should be to fully and effectively implement UNSCR 1325.

 

SHORT PROGRAM

 

OCTOBER 25

9:00am - 11:00am

Panel: Female police peacekeepers - their role and impact in peace operations.

11:00am - 1:00pm

Oxfam's Shooting Poverty: Three films about how the illegal arms trade affects people living in poverty in three different countries (Burundi, Brazil, India).

1:00pm - 3:00 pm

Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP launches the Peace Fair with Amb. Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Andrei Abramov, chief, NGO Branch, DESA;

Cyberdialogue live with women from Afghanistan, Burundi, Colombia, Sierra Leone.

3:30pm - 5:00pm

"Voices from the Frontlines": In this Chapel event, women from the front lines of conflict areas will share their experiences and will say why women need to be involved in decisions that define just and reconciliatory processes.

5:00pm-6:00pm

1325 in Zimbabwe. Best practices of the involvement of women in the process of reconciliation and healing in Zimbabwe

 

OCTOBER 26

8:30am - 11:00am

Discussion on women in peace negotiations. Women's Walk to the UN (10/26 Open Debate on SCR 1325) for the open debate.

11:00am - 11:30am

Women Rebuilding Post Conflict Communities.

ISIS-Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange, Uganda

11:30am-1:00pm

Book Fair at the Peace Fair

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Title: 1325 mujeres tejiendo la paz: Proposals, experiences and life stories from the ground. CEIPAZ, Spain

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Title: Promoting Women's participation in conflict and post-conflict societies: How women World Wide are making and building Peace

Global Action to Prevent War

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Title: "1325 As an Impetus toward Human Security": an exploration of the obstacles to human security posed by the militarized security system that perpetuates global patriarchy, and the potential of feminist security perspectives to overcome them; a discussion to be initiated by an international panel of the editors and contributors to "The Gender Imperative: Human Security vs. State Security"

 

OCTOBER 27

9:00am - 11:00am

No women no peace? Lessons from Care International's support to women's participation in peacebuilding and post conflict governance.

Care Int'l and local partner organizations from Uganda, Nepal & Afghanistan

11:00am - 1:00pm

Enhancing Participation for Prevention: Strengthening the Role of Women in Conflict Prevention to Successfully Implement UNSCR 1325. Experiences and Ways Forward from the Global to the Local

1:00pm - 3:00pm

10 years of Implementing UNSCR 1325 in Africa: National and Regional Experiences

Femmes Africa Solidarities

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Building Peace: Exploring the Intersections of Militarism and Violence Against Women. Join women peacemakers from around the world in an interactive, participatory workshop to explore how the culture of militarism fosters violence against women from neighborhood to battlefield, and how women are organizing to affirm human security and human rights.

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Short documentaries on women in war and conflict. Katharina Barbosa, filmmakers and photographer from Magdalena Norway; Beatrice Camargo filmmaker from Corporation Colombiana de Teatro CCT Columbia, Int'l association of women in radio and Television ; Arshiya Ahsan - member of the Int'l Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT). Laura Nepta Silva - member of Corporación Humanas, Colombia - to give a short introduction to the situation of women in Colombia.


OCTOBER 28

9:00am -11:00am

"What the Women Say; Assessing SCR 1325 and Women's Participation"

ICAN/MIT report launch Moderator: Dr. John Tirman MIT, Center for International Studies;

11:00am -1:00pm

Operationalizing 1325: Enhancing Women's participation in the peace process

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Afghanistan: Enhancing Security and Women's Rights

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Women and Conflict Prevention- why participation and disarmament matter with Annie Matundu Mbambi (Chair of WILPF-DRC), Theresa deLangis (Women, Peace and Governance, previously UNIFEM-Afghanistan) and Madeleine Rees (WILPF Secretary-General). Launch of Women, Peace and Security Handbook: PeaceWomen/WILPF's analysis on how the Security Council's country resolutions (2000 to 2010) have reflected the language and intent of SCR 1325. Peacewomen.org Project of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

4:30pm-6:00pm

Members Meeting

Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, USA

 

OCTOBER 29

11:00am - 1:00pm

Engaging Men for UNSCR 1325

In this workshop we would like to share some of our experiences and lessons learned from WPP's Pilot around engaging men for gender sensitive peacebuilding through nonviolence.

1:00pm-3:00pm

Hear from women peacebuilders and participate in a live Cyberdiologue with women from Nepal, Liberia, DRC, Sri Lanka, Cyprus.

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Peace Fair Closing- Women who are in New York for the 10th anniversary of 1325 will gather again for the Peace Fair closing and celebration of women's contributions to 1325 implementation.

 

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