Datum & tijd 24/08/2017, 14:30 - 17:30 uur
‘Peace is not a project, it is a necessity’
Are the peace missions and Security Sector Reform (SSR) programmes in which the Netherlands is involved, effective? And do they reflect the local people’s, including women’s and youth’s, needs? As the Dutch parliament in the following months has to decide on the follow-up of existing and new peace missions, as well as on the integration of development programs in the same regions, these are important questions to raise.
To feed this debate, on August 24th Cordaid and WO=MEN, Dutch Gender Platform, will organize a roundtable with members of the Dutch Parliament and local human rights and peace building experts from Afghanistan, Burundi, DR Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR). Countries in which the Netherlands – being part of a larger international community (EU, NATO or UN) – was or is involved in peace missions and security sector reform (SSR). The experts have extensive experience in mobilising local women´s and youth´s organisations to participate in peace and security processes in these countries.
The roundtable will start with an information session for the Members of Parliament. We warmly invite other experts and interested persons to join the open discussion afterwards.