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Asia-Pacific women directly address regional peace and security concerns to 1325 review

Asia-Pacific Women’s Alliance for Peace and Security (APWAPS) co-hosted the first regional CSO consultation for the Global Study on the Implementation of SCR 1325 in February 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The event was a collaboration between APWAPS, Saathi Nepal, Cordaid, GNWP and UN Women. This consultation was the first regional civil society forum convened by renowned rights advocate, Radhika Coomaraswamy,

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Final Call for Public Submissions for the Global Study on Women, Peace and Security

As part of the Global Study on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), UN Women and WILPF PeaceWomen have partnered to provide an open forum for Civil Society Organizations/Research Institutes to contribute inputs within their areas of expertise and experience in the form of short substantive policy briefs or papers focusing on strategic recommendations. The Global Study on WPS is part of the Security Council

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Civil Society Steering Committee statement on the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

from http://apwld.org/civil-society-steering-committee-statement-on-the-asian-and-pacific-ministerial-declaration-on-advancing-gender-equality-and-womens-empowerment/ Civil Society Steering Committee statement on the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment The Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing +20 Review provided a historic opportunity for governments and civil society to undertake an honest review of the structural barriers that prevent gender equality and violate women’s

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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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