Based out of Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence. The start and end dates of the Campaign are November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence, and December 10th, Human Rights Day.
There is also a Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/16DaysCampaign/
The purpose of this Guidebook is to increase knowledge about general recommendation no. 30 and the Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security, and how these frameworks can be used to strengthen and reinforce each other. The Guidebook provides information on the content of the general recommendation and the Security Council resolutions and on the reporting and monitoring mechanisms. It includes a checklist for States parties reporting to the CEDAW Committee and also provides some examples of where the general recommendation and Security Council resolutions have been referred to in the CEDAW Committee’s concluding observations and lists of issues to States parties. The Guidebook also contributed to the global study on implementation of Security Council resolution 1325.
Founded in 2006, ICAN is a registered US-based nonprofit independent organization with 501c3 status whose mission is to support civil society activism in promoting women’s rights, peace and human security in countries affected by conflict, transition and closed political space. ICAN aims to support women’s efforts through bridging the divisions between activists and the policy community, elevating the voices and experiences of women activists, building skills, and ensuring the exchange of knowledge and resources.
Our Secure Future (OSF) is a one of One Earth Future’s semi-autonomous programs, and therefore upholds the OEF vision to achieve peace through governance. Our Secure Future believes that women make the crucial difference to achieving more effective governance and lasting peace.
Three key areas of opportunity to strengthen the global Women, Peace and Security agenda are:
• Amplifying women’s voices,
• Strengthening the global network of women peacebuilders,
• Promoting committed action by multiple stakeholders to turn policy into practice
Women are often on the frontlines of conflict—not just as victims or combatants, but as powerful agents of change and peace. And yet, despite it being nearly 20 years since the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 which mandated women’s inclusion in peace processes, women remain on the outside of peace and security decision-making.
In the fall of 2018, World Pulse crowdsourced the stories, experiences, and expertise of women across the world to democratize peacebuilding and security efforts. Together with their partners Our Secure Future and the Women's Alliance for Security Leadership - ICAN, they collected women’s voices to shed light on what peace and security means to those who are most immediately impacted by it. They also conducted a global survey to hear from women worldwide. Nearly 350 women responded to the survey in addition to 150 World Pulse members who shared personal narratives on WorldPulse.com.
In this report, World Pulse shares the ways women are redefining security by highlighting their security concerns and priorities, their accounts of how violence affects their lives, and their recommendations for including more women in security efforts.
The Women Peacemakers Program’s vision is of a world where women and men work together through gender-sensitive active nonviolence, to build communities where people co-exist peacefully.
Women Peacemakers Program’s mission is to transform conflict through gender-sensitive active nonviolence.
The Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) brings together existing women rights and peace practitioners, organizations, and networks actively engaged in preventing extremism and promoting peace, rights and pluralism, to enable their systematic and strategic collaboration.
The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Of particular interest to peacebuilders would be the following activities: