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Advocacy on the Women Peace and Security Resolutions at global and local levels

GNWP carries out its advocacy agenda at various levels: global, regional, sub-regional, national, sub-national and local. It engages with governmental, inter-governmental and multilateral structures, soliciting accountability from government, the UN and fellow CSOs to honor their obligations under the Security Council Resolutions on WPS and related legal mechanisms, such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Arms Trade Treaty.

GNWP’s international advocacy in New York complements its local, sub-national, national and regional advocacy and programming. GNWP co-sponsors and organizes side events that are critical for the overall promotion of the WPS agenda and more effective global implementation of the WPS resolutions. These side events range from the launching of its annual publication “Women Count” on civil society monitoring of the WPS resolution, to panel discussions on Financing for NAP 1325 implementation, and the facilitation of women’s participation in peace processes, such as the ones in Colombia and the Philippines. Moreover, GNWP arranges bilateral meetings between its members and partners and government missions to the UN, representatives of UN agencies and donors to enable direct dialogues and generate concrete commitments.
 

Activities

GNWP has organized two policy briefings in 2012 and 2013 between the CEDAW Committee, members of the Security Council, other Member States, and UN entities to discuss the complementarity and interface of the CEDAW General Recommendation on Women in Conflict-Prevention, conflict and Post-conflict...
GNWP organizes a wide range of panel discussions that influence policy at various levels. For example, on July 23, 2013, GNWP organized an event held at the UN, entitled "Women's Messages for Action in the DRC and the Great Lakes Region,” in partnership with the Permanent Mission of...
GNWP provided critical inputs to the drafts of the Security Council Resolutions 2106 and 2122 on WPS such as the importance of women’s economic empowerment to reduce women’s vulnerabilities; and the need for greater focus on women’s leadership and participation in conflict...