U.S. State Department Consultation on Women, Peace and Security
|Event Start Date||Saturday, October 8, 2011|
Institute for Peace & Justice, Rooms A/B
|Event Start Time||1:00 pm - 4:00 pm|
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom invite you to participate in a consultation with Susan Braden, senior policy advisor, Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues at the U.S. Department of State, who is scheduled to visit San Diego to listen to citizen concerns about women, peace and security.
In late September 2010, the IPJ-convened conference, “Precarious Progress—U.N. Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security,” re-introduced U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325 to the community. This resolution, adopted in 2000, urges governments to include women in all aspects of peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping -- and to create a national action plan for its implementation. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made a historic commitment to advance the status of women by developing a U.S. SCR 1325 National Action Plan through her department and other federal agencies.
Of importance to the State Department is to seek input from civil society concerning the issues of immigration, violence against women, political participation of women, protection of women in armed services against sexual and gender-based violence, situation of refugee women, border considerations, human trafficking, small arms control, health care, environmental justice, poverty and living wage jobs, implications of war and militarization on women in their communities, and costs of war and caring for veterans.
The consultation includes a presentation on U.N. SCR 1325, a panel discussion, facilitated break-out sessions, testimonies from civil society representatives, and a report back to Ms. Braden. Through this opportunity, it is hoped that the U.S. SCR 1325 NAP will not become a tool to make war safe for women, but will serve to advance the status of women and prevent future wars.
Please RSVP to Anne Hoiberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 245-1677.
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