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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

UN Women / Ryan Brown

FUNDING FOR THE WPS AGENDA

UN Women / Otae Mkandawire

IMPACT-DRIVEN WPS PLANS AND STRATEGIES
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IN FOCUS

Partnering for Change – Translating the Women, Peace and Security Agenda into Action

Switzerland and South Africa, as the 2022 Co-Chairs of the WPS Focal Points Network, will lead the Network’s efforts this year to advance and strengthen the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. In this endeavor, documenting and amplifying the substantial knowledge and experience of Network members is an essential priority for the co-chairs, who will work closely together with Troika members, Canada and Uruguay, and with the support of the UN Women Secretariat.

Under the theme “Partnering for Change – Translating the Women, Peace and Security Agenda into Action”, Switzerland and South Africa will host the Focal Points for a capital-level meeting in Geneva, on 18-19 May 2022 and a regional meeting in Pretoria, on 30-31 July 2022.

The co-chairship theme embodies the objective of the Network as a global platform advancing the implementation of the WPS agenda through cooperation and captures the partnership between South Africa and Switzerland.


Switzerland and South Africa highlight the importance of the Network to ensure the effective implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda


This co-chairship logo combines the national flowers of both South Africa and Switzerland. The South-African Protea and the Swiss Edelweiss symbolize strength and diversity – values that inspire the co-chairship. The orange circle at their center, reminiscent of the WPS Focal Points Network logo, reflects continuity and unity in purpose. The color combination is further inspired by the flags of both South Africa and Switzerland.