Embracing purpose: Women’s leadership in Peace and Security
Room: Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
War and violence, which continue to run rampant in many parts of the MENA region, have a disproportionate impact on women and girls. 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the first-ever UN Security Council’s resolution to specifically mention the impact of armed conflict on women, Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security (WPS). This high-level commitment not only calls for the protection of women and girls in conflict zones, but also for women’s strong integration in the conflict resolution process. How are the countries of the MENA region addressing these issues through their National Action Plans (NAPs) and domestic policy reforms? How will we support leaders, peacebuilders, and human rights defenders through the WPS agenda?