Datum & tijd 24/10/2018, 08:00 - 09:30 uur
INVITATION BREAKFAST SESSION
Reality check: What is working in Yemen and CAR when it comes to international support for women’s leadership in peace and security?
A Women, Peace and Security Week side-event hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York.
WO=MEN, Care, Cordaid, Oxfam Novib, WILPF and ICAN are pleased to invite you to this important dialogue that brings women civil society leaders from Yemen and CAR together with representatives of the international (donor) community. To identify concrete opportunities to improve international support for the meaningful participation of women in humanitarian response, peacebuilding and security.
Although international support for the Women Peace and Security agenda is now widespread, there is a clear disconnect between the ambitions laid out in WPS resolutions and the reality women and girls face on the ground. Despite good intentions, only a tiny fraction of global humanitarian aid dollars go directly to local organizations focused on girls and women’s rights and needs. Similarly, women continue to have to fight for a seat at the table when peace is negotiated, and few women are managing to attain leadership positions in their communities once the guns are laid to rest. Yet all the evidence points to the fact that efforts to protect and assist people caught up in natural disasters and conflict will be more effective when women and girls can contribute. So what are we missing?
At this side event, women civil society leaders from Yemen and CAR will provide the international community with a reality check. They will discuss what approaches and tailored programs local women’s organizations are putting in place to reach and empower women and girls impacted by the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in the case of Yemen, or to address pervasive sexual violence in the case of CAR. Suha Basharen, CARE Yemen’s gender specialist will be there. For CAR, Nadia Carine Fornel Poutou, the Chairperson of the Central African Association of Women Jurists, will talk about the importance of local women having a voice to identify protection threats, recommend how best to address them, and suggest how accountability can be advanced.
Date: 24 October 2018
Time: 08.00 till 09.30am
Venue: Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York
666 Third Avenue, 18th floor
(Between 42nd and 43rd street)
Breakfast will be provided during this side event. Please RSVP via this link. A detailed program will be provided after registration.