The Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network
4th Capital-Level Meeting
18-19 May 2022, Geneva, Switzerland
The fourth capital-level meeting of the Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network, took take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 18 to 19 May 2022, hosted by Switzerland, the 2022 co-chair of the Network.
The Network was gathered under the co-chairship theme: “Partnering for Change – Translating the Women, Peace and Security Agenda into Action.” This 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.
Building on the substantial work done by previous chairs and co-chairs, the meeting in Geneva focused on two interrelated pillars of the WPS agenda, participation of women in peace processes and the protection of women’s rights. Participants were invited to participate in three working group sessions under the titles:
Working Group 1: Women’s participation in peace processes
Working Group 2: Protection of women’s rights and recognizing women’s agency
Working Group 3: WPS action plans – responding to conflict and crisis situations
The capital-level meeting marked the resumption of in-person meetings for the Network after two years of virtual meetings due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, to ensure maximum inclusion, the event was held in a hybrid format.
- Opening Plenary Session, 4th Capital-Level Meeting of WPS Focal Points Network
- High-level Panel Discussion I, 4th Capital-Level Meeting of WPS Focal Points Network
- High-level Panel Discussion II, 4th Capital-Level Meeting of WPS Focal Points Network
Background Notes – Working Groups