Datum & tijd 15/03/2018, 10:00 - 12:00 uur
Dutch NAP1325 signatories and local women´s rights-, gender justice- and peace organizations join forces to enable women in (post)conflict to participate in peace processes. A lot of effort is put in empowering grass roots organizations and women and girls specifically as well as in developing preconditions of women´s active participation in politics, gender sensitive DDR processes and so on. Still it remains difficult to organize access for women at the highest decision-making level. While the fighting parties are supported by the international community to agree on a seized fire, the division of power and the foundation of the country´s future, women are seldom at the table. How can the international community bridge that gap? How can we make sure women don´t miss out and have a meaningful say in their country´s future?
CARE, The Hague Academy for Local Governance and WO=MEN invite you to join a conversation on the Yemen peace process. As the Yemini people are suffering tremendously and the international community pushes for a seized fire, expectations are that the continuation of the national peace talks will start this month. It is of great importance that Yemeni women meaningfully participate in this ´track one´ process. We´ll start our conversation by a presentation of Yemini Women, Peace & Security experts on their perspectives. What is it that Yemen women need, or that the international community should support? Based on experiences in other countries we´d then like to share good practices and lessons learned with other NAP 1325 implementing organizations. Are there experiences that could strengthen our joint international advocacy and are there any recommendations to share with for the Dutch Permanent Mission in the UN and the Dutch ambassador in Yemen?
The session will take place at WO=MEN´s (Korte Poten 9b, The Hague). Please register asap at firstname.lastname@example.org as there is limited space.