From March 11, 2019 10:30 until 12:00
At New York City Baha'i Center, 866 UN Plaza
- Tia Bown, NAWO YWA
- Grant Shubin, Deputy Legal Director Global Justice Center
- WILPF activists from Cameroon and Niger
- Rugya Muttawa, Founder Hope Organisation Libya
UNSRC 1325 was passed and ratified in 2000, more than 18 years later and with numerous related resolutions since, there is still a way to go to ensure the full implementation of 1325. Human Rights violations in conflict zones are well documented and much of the vision of 1325 remains unrealized.
Young women are often subject to double marginalization – as women, and as young people. In many societies and families, they are the last to eat, to speak, to receive an education. They do not have a voice, and only speak when spoken to. With little or no education or training, young women and girls are relegated to caretaking, cooking, childbearing, collecting firewood and fetching water – the unpaid labour, which is often not regarded as important by the society, and does not provide the women with financial means of their own. Conflict aggravates this situation. We will therefore have a voice of a young woman from the NAWO Young Women’s Alliance WPS network.
Civil society was active in the creation of 1325 and has remained committed and active since in its implementation despite lack of resources. There are numerous examples from civil society from which we can learn to increase implementation elsewhere in addition to understanding better obstacles and challenges. Representatives from civil society working at policy level and on the ground will share perspectives.
States Parties, have to varying degrees, supported and implemented 1325. Hearing from them their view of success and their learning in implementation, will take forward the discourse on this important issue.
The event will provide time for discussion to learn from the expertise in the room, especially in preparation for the 20th anniversary next year.