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GENDER EQUALITY IN PEACE AND SECURITY
PEER LEARNING AND CROSS REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

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UN Women/Otae Mkandawire

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP AND FULL PARTICIPATION IN DECISION-MAKING
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

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SUPPORT TO WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

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FUNDING FOR THE WPS AGENDA

UN Women / Otae Mkandawire

IMPACT-DRIVEN WPS PLANS AND STRATEGIES
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IN FOCUS

Beyond 2020: Taking Leadership and Action to Realize the WPS Agenda

On the margins of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Canada and Uruguay, the co-chairs of the Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network hosted a high-level event on September 16, 2020 to provide an opportunity for ministers, senior officials and heads of regional organizations to highlight their leadership and action on implementing the WPS agenda, including by developing and implementing national action plans and supporting and protecting women peacebuilders, and for Focal Points to reflect on the lessons learned and best practices developed in 2020 and 2021.

Canada and Uruguay also formally handed over the co-chairship of the Network to Switzerland and South Africa for 2022.

Speakers included representatives from UN Women, African Union, Bulgaria, Canada, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, OSCE, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, Women’s Regional Network and the Women’s Refugee Commission.

Let’s Talk! Women, Peace and Security

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The WPS Focal Points Network is launching the Let’s Talk! Women Peace and Security (WPS) series. Find out what advancing the WPS agenda is all about by hearing from important leaders in the WPS community.

In this first episode, Canada’s Ambassador for WPS, Jacqueline O’Neill, introduces us to the WPS Agenda.