- Monday 19 - Wednesday 21 September, 2022
This is the second meeting in this series of Wilton Park dialogues to mark the 20th anniversary of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security which reaffirmed the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations and peacebuilding and stressed the importance of their equal and meaningful participation and full involvement in all efforts for the prevention of violence, the promotion and maintenance of peace and security.
While young women have been consistently excluded from formal peace making in the region, they have been active at the local and community level in resolving conflict and building social cohesion. Building on these gains, the event will provide a space for young women to share their experiences and will identify entry points, strategies and tools for young women peacebuilders’ engagement with key gatekeepers, including traditional and religious leaders and government stakeholders.
The meeting will involve young women peacebuilders who are active at the grassroot and local level in preventing conflict and mediating tensions in the MENA region with particular emphasis on those engaged in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Libya.
To encourage intergenerational exchange and bring together and build solidarity across different segments and generations of the feminist movement in the region, the young peacebuilders will be joined by experienced senior women leaders from the four focus countries as well as by established high-level mediators from the region. The meeting will also mark the International Day of Peace, held every year on 21 September, a globally shared date to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
In partnership with UN Women, Inclusive Peace and Rose Castle.
Wilton Park reference number: WP3044
Programme Director: Alison Hilliard
Project Manager: Sue Wornell
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