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Indai Sajor

Name Indai Sajor Address 309 Acacia Lane, B2U30, Clairmont Townhomes, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines Website Social media Contact person / email Indaisajor@gmail.com Related activities on women, peace and security I worked on WPS for many years in different regions, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa in different capacity – as UN, INGO, Advisor, Trainer or Consultant at the national, regional

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Women forging new pathways at the crossroads of peace, security and development in Asia-Pacific

Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific tend to be long-running, inter-generational and localised, and are among factors contributing to the feminisation of poverty in the region.   Conflict and development in the region are inextricably linked, explained Kamala Chandrakirana at an official side event as part of the 20-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action, and therefore ESCAP and member

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B+20 CSO statement, strong statement on women and armed conflict

ASIA PACIFIC BEIJING+20 CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM STATEMENT Women’s rights organisations and movements from Asia and the Pacific, comprising 480 women, gathered in Bangkok on 14-16 November 2014 to call on our governments for accountability for the commitments made almost twenty years ago in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action to advance gender equality and the rights of women and

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End impunity, curb militarisation: key calls from the AJAR-APWAPS workshop at B+20 CSO Forum

Asia Justice and Rights and the Asia-Pacific Women’s Alliance for Peace and Security held a workshop as part of the CSO Forum on Beijing +20 in Bangkok yesterday, 15 November 2014.  There was a great turn-out from all sub-regions and the pressing issues and calls were clear; stop impunity for SGBV, roll back militarisation, cut military spending, promote accountability and

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End impunity, stop militarisaton: key calls from the AJAR-APWAPS workshop at B+20 CSO Forum

  Strengthen accountability 3.       Reduce military spending 4.       Provide budget for implementation of NAP 5.       Create avenues to involve women in peace process; form women peace groups at local level   Support, rehabilitation and reintegration 6.       Provide long-term support and rehabilitation to women survivors, in a holistic way; reinforce mechanisms and upscale fundings 7.       At local level, create women friendly

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APWAPS at the Beijing +20 CSO Forum

APWAPS will co-host with Asia Justice and Right (AJAR) a workshop on “Women’s Experiences and Responses to Violence in Conflict:  Progress and Priorities on Critical Area E” at 9.00-10.30am, 15 November 2014, at Trang Hotel, Bangkok as part of the CSO Forum on the 20-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action. A key theme of the CSO Forum is

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Financing 1325; a new research study by Cordaid and GNWP

New financing study presented to Ms Radhika Coomaraswamy, the lead author of the Global Study on UNSCR 1325, at the launch hosted by Cordaid, GNWP and UN Women on 29 October 2014.  [photo: Monique Tummers, Cordaid] “…[O]nly three per cent of peace and security funding targets gender equality and women’s empowerment as a principal objective. Therefore sustainable and adequate financing

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From Capacity Building to Capacity Sharing

At the APWAPS Regional Consultation held on 21-22 September 2014, Jasmin Nario-Galace presented the compiled responses from the APWAPS survey on capacity building related to women, peace and security. The scope and number of activities was impressive. In recognition of the wealth of capacity that already exists within the alliance, it was decided to rename the APWAPS working group from

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Center for Peace Education, Miriam College – Philippines

Organisation name Center for Peace Education, Miriam College – Philippines Address Miriam College, 1st Floor Caritas Building, Katipunan Road, Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City, 1108, Philippines Website  mc.edu.ph Social media Center for Peace Education Miriam College Contact person / email Jasmin Nario-Galace /  jnariogalace@yahoo.com Related activities on women, peace and security The Center for Peace Education’s (CPE) primary advocacy is

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Shan Women’s Action Network/ Women’s League of Burma

Organisation name Shan Women’s Action Network/ Women’s League of Burma Address P O Box 120 Prasingh Post Office  Chiang Mai 50205 Thailand Website  www.shanwomen.org/ http://www.womenofburma.org Social media Shan Women’s Action Network / Women’s League of Burma Contact person / email kenneri@shanwomen.org/ swan@shanwomen.org Related activities on women, peace and security SWAN is mother organization & WLB is an umbrella organization made

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