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

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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

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IMPACT-DRIVEN WPS PLANS AND STRATEGIES
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IN FOCUS

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

Twenty years on, we need a WPS agenda that is fit for purpose to address crises, whether COVID-19, climate change, racialized violence and other peace and security challenges. As we move beyond the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, it’s time to take concrete action and put the WPS agenda’s vision of transformative gender-equal and inclusive peace and security into practice.

In this past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing peace and security issues and all nations are facing serious challenges on many fronts. In all communities, countries and regions, we see once again that women are not only severely impacted by this crisis; they are on the frontlines of our pandemic response and recovery efforts. In crisis there is also opportunity for positive action and transformation. As nations plan and prepare for a more resilient and peaceful future, we must work harder to ensure women are always at the centre of decision-making.

September 2021
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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.