Category Archives: capacity sharing

Building capacities for mediation among women in Asia

APWAPS is building cooperation with Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB), an international NGO that promotes skills for peace and mediation. Three of our colleagues from APWAPS affiliates had the opportunity to attend the MBB training, “Women in Peace Building: Enhancing Skills and Practices” and the global mediators congress in Bucharest, Romania, on 20-26 March 2015. Participants included Jurma Tikmasan of Tarbilang

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Expanding use of CEDAW GR 30 to promote accountability on women, peace and security

APWAPS co-hosted a training on the use of ‘CEDAW General Recommendation 30 on Women in Conflict Prevention, Conflict and Post-conflict Situations’ on 15-16 December 2014. This was an important event to build awareness and knowledge among women activists in Asia on the use of this instrument, and focused on women activists from countries that will be reporting to CEDAW in

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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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What does APWAPS look like?

Organisations and individuals associated with APWAPS recently completed a survey, providing input on their activities related to women, peace and security, their capacity building initiatives, research/documentation and their input to APWAPS.   When the responses under each question were collated and turned into “tagxedo” word images, the result is a graphic snap shot of our work, interests and concerns.   The more

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Applications open for the Women’s Leadership Institute on Peace and Security

Women’s Leadership Institute on Peace and Security  20 – 25 January 2015, Istanbul, Turkey   Applications are due on or before 22 November 2014. To apply online, click here. If you experience difficulty with the online method, download the application from CREA’s website ( and e-mail the completed form to Sushma Luthra at or to CREA at Send any queries to Ms Luthra

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capacity sharing

Capacity sharing is recognised as an important role of APWAPS, particularly to ensure that it supported the efforts of local women in conflict affected communities in their efforts to address peace and and security issues.  Capacity building activities aim to utilise the skills among network members, create synergy and identify/address existing gaps in capacity building initiatives across Asia and the

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