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UN Women / Otae Mkandawire
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.
Let’s Talk! Women, Peace and Security
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.
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VIRUNGA is the incredible true story of a group of brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world’s forgotten and a gripping expose of the realities of life in the Congo.
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From Virunga Movie website: “In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers – including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a caretaker of orphan gorillas and a dedicated conservationist – protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo’s rich natural resources. When the newly formed M23 rebel group declares war, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they’ve worked so hard to protect, with the filmmakers and the film’s participants caught in the crossfire.
A powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary, VIRUNGA is the incredible true story of a group of courageous people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world’s forgotten, and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.”
From director Orlando von Einsiedel and executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio.