Kansainvälisen Wilpfin uutiskirjeestä voit päivittää mm. tietosi Ukrainasta ja Syyrian tilanteesta. Saat myös informaatiota ensi vuoden 100-vuotisjuhlistamme vuonna 1915 ja Wilpfin monista projekteista.

Lue lisää WILPFin tekemästä työstä tilaamalla uutiskirje oheisesta linkistä: http://eepurl.com/H6VC1

Update from Ukraine

Following our earlier engagement, WILPF has now produced a report on the situation in Ukraine.

We followed up by bringing women from Ukraine to the 27th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to inform states on the content of the report. WILPF advised that it was time the HRC started talking about Ukraine and the situation of its people, rather than its geographic position and political consequences.

To build on the analysis, there will now be a meeting in Odessa on 8-10th October. We will bring women from Bosnia and Georgia to work with Ukrainian counterparts on developing a strategy on women, peace and security. This will be followed by a Ukrainian Fund meeting to develop the strategy which WILPF will continue to support.

Update from Women Organising for Change in Syria and Bosnia and Herzegovina Project

In October, there will be another session of the Women Organising for Change group to discuss reparations. It will analyse what has been done to date and why reparations have had little impact so far.

WILPF Secretary General Madeleine Rees will go to Bradford University to participate in a Peace Seminar on 25th October. In November, she will speak at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna on the subject of accountability for peacekeepers and international monitors.

Update from MENA Agenda 1325 Project

During the Human RIghts Council (HRC), the MENA team participated in discussions on Syria and Palestine. You can follow the latest news on the MENA website.

Update from the Anniversary

Upcoming Webinar
EPISODE 6; 9th October 2014; 07:00 AM CET (Geneva) Time
Following the success of its predecessors, don’t miss the newest in our webinar series: Gender, Violence and the State in Asia, led by Assistant Professor Amy Barrow. This promises to be one of our most stimulating webinars to date, so be sure to mark it in your diaries!

Poster Competition
Fancy yourself a modern day Da Vinci? A Photoshop whizz? Or just want to exercise your creative skills and contribute to our global movement? Our poster competition is the perfect opportunity for you to see your design published to support the cause at The Hague for our Anniversary Conference. You have until the 31st December 2014 to submit your entries.

Centennial Congress Programme Online
The official programme of events is now online. The password required is centennialcongress15.

If you have any questions about the webinar, poster, programme, or other aspects of the Anniversary, don’t hesitate to email us.

Update from PeaceWomen

UNSCR 1325 Annual October Advocacy
It’s that time of year again! Next month is the annual anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women Peace and Security.

As part of our advocacy, WILPF is bringing ten women from conflict affected countries from around the world to New York to speak truth to power, amplify their voices, and remind policymakers why now is the time to move from commitments to accomplishments.

Follow updates on the WILPF blog, get monitoring updates on the debate, or join us in New York at one of our events – details coming soon on the PeaceWomen website.

Update from the Human Rights programme

As the 27th session of the Human Rights Council has now ended, we continue our analysis on the outcome of this session and of the resolutions that were adopted.

We are now preparing the pre-session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Italy and Bolivia. Our Italian and Bolivian Sections will be invited on 7-8th October to present their recommendations for the UPR. We will be monitoring the UPR sessions of both countries.

On 24th October, we will also be reporting on the review of Ghana by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

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Update from Reaching Critical Will

United Nations General Assembly First Committee
Reaching Critical Will (RCW) is in the midst of getting ready for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) First Committee, which covers all issues related to disarmament and international security. RCW actively provides reporting, analysis, and documentation archives from the First Committee. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date!

This year we have put an extra effort on getting UN members to strengthen the language in the resolution on women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control. RCW has been meeting with UN delegations in New York and Geneva in order to influence a stronger language in this resolution.

We encourage WILPF Sections to help us by contacting their country representative and requesting them to support our suggested language for the resolution. If your Section would like to help, please contact Reaching Critical Will at disarm@wilpf.ch to get country specific information and the suggested language.

Keep Space for Peace Week
For a long time, WILPF has been engaged in preventing an arms race in outer space. For this reason it sponsors the annual Keep Space for Peace Week, which will take place on 4-11th October this year.

RCW has increased its focus on space this year and has for example participated in the International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities (ICoC) process, as one of the only civil society actors working to increase the civil society participation in the ICoC process. In order to highlight Keep Space for Peace Week we ask you to read and share it with your network!

ICAN Civil Society Forum
On 6-7th December 2014, RCW will participate in ICAN’s Civil Society Forum in Vienna ahead of the next conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. This is going to be the chance for civil society to inspire and be inspired, teach, and learn and tip the momentum for a treaty banning nuclear weapons over the edge. Registration is now open!

Despite the compelling call of the humanitarian initiative, nuclear-armed states continue to cling to their inhumane weapons. Governments will gather at the Third conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons on 8-9 December, shortly after the Civil Society Forum.

International Peace Day celebrations
On 19th September, UNESCO’s NGO committee celebrated International Peace Day. Eugénie Dossa-Quenum, who spoke at the roundtable on Words of Peace. She spoke powerfully on the different problems we are still facing to reach sustainable peace and summarised how WILPF has been actively involved in peace building for almost 100 years.

You can also check out our blog on what peace means to us at WILPF.

Join the International Feminist Journal of Politics Conference 2015

Professor Jacqui True, member of the WILPF Academic Network, has the pleasure to invite all WILPF members to the 4th Annual International Feminist Journal of Politics Conference 2015 dedicated to the theme The Difference that Gender Makes to International Peace and Security.

The International Feminist Journal of Politics Conference 2015
17-19th June, 2015
University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)

The Call for Papers for the 2015 Conference is up! Stay tuned for more information.

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