Datum: 21-10-2020Tijd: 9h EST / 15h CETLocatie: Virtueel
KEY VOICES FOR LASTING CHANGE: SHAPING THE WPS AGENDA FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS – WEBINAR SERIES
In light of the 20th anniversary of UN resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and in preparation for the UN Security Council Open Debate week, Cordaid and the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) are jointly launching a series of virtual dialogues showcasing good practices and inspiring examples for the WPS Agenda.
Wednesday 21 October – 9h EST / 15h CET
The WPS agenda and political participation: Challenges and best practices from Burundi, CAR and Guinea Bissau
With Burundi and Guinea Bissau having just conducted elections, and CAR holding elections later this year, the three countries are facing similar issues – the questionable transparency and legitimacy of their electoral processes and outcomes. Women are more often than not the victims of this uncertainty. Women’s participation in the political process is often lacking, and the instability resulting from disputed elections threatens women disproportionately, particularly in the form of (S)GBV.
In this session, women working in civil society in Burundi, CAR and Guinea Bissau will reflect on their experiences as woman and activists working on political participation, the challenges they face, and the opportunities to harness existing solutions to increase women’s representation and participation in politics.
In partnership with: Cercle, AFRABU, Voz di Paz