When women are part of peacebuilding processes and negotiations, the stability and quality of that peace increases. However, according to UN Women and the Council of Foreign Relations, “between 1990 and 2017, women constituted only 2 percent of mediators, 8 per cent of negotiators, and 5 per cent of witnesses and signatories in all major peace process.” WLP is addressing this disparity in women’s representation at the peace table through leadership and capacity-building workshops with refugee women, grassroots activists, and local civil society organizations.
The international news agency Le Journal Afrique recently interviewed Aminetou Mint Moctar, Executive Director of WLP Mauritania/l’Association de Femmes Chefs de Famille (AFCF), about her anti-slavery activism.
Beyond Equality Part 2 Session 13: Women's Rights in War: Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (manual excerpt)
This session considers UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on the role of women in peacemaking, and considers other UN Security Council resolutions which address women in conflict or in the rebuilding society after conflict.
Guidelines are presented to help the workshop facilitator monitor and steer the learning process, and create an environment of mutual respect, thoughtful discussion, and collaboration.