women peace and security

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Mondial Summer 2020: Update on Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier 2020 is the twentieth anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, the first Security Council resolution to specifically address women, peace and security. It is also the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action (on women’s rights and gender equality). However, challenges in the implementation of […]

Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada update

The annual report on Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security is intended to be tabled in the House of Commons each year by the end of September. This past year, the report was first delayed because the House of Commons was not sitting in September because of the federal election campaign and has yet […]

Women, peace and security update: Appointment of an Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier In June 2019, the federal government appointed Jacqueline O’Neill as Canada’s first Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security.  Liberal Member of Parliament Borys Wrzesnewskyj had introduced a private members’ motion calling on the government to appoint such an ambassador in 2018 and held initial consultations across the country on the […]

WPSN-C meeting with Canada’s WPS Ambassador

On August 15th, members of the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada (WPSN-C), including WFMC’s Monique Cuillerier, met with new Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security Jacqueline O’Neill. There was a discussion of the expectations of civil society, which has long advocated for the appointment of a high-level champion for women, peace and security issues in […]

Towards the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier The Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing in September 1995. At the conference, 189 governments agreed to the Beijing Platform for Action, a consensus document that addressed twelve critical areas to be addressed. These areas encompass poverty, education and training, health, violence against women, armed conflict, the […]

The women, peace and security agenda — and why it is important

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier The women, peace and security agenda has been developed through a series of United Nations Security Council Resolutions that began with Resolution 1325 (2000).  Broadly put, the WPS agenda incorporations promotion and support for women’s active and meaningful participation in conflict-prevention and -resolution mechanism, including peace negotiations; human rights of […]

News from the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada

The Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada (WPSN-C), which WFMC has been a member of since it was established six years ago, took an exciting step forward this year and is now incorporated. The Network held its first annual general meeting at the beginning of May. The Network’s new formalized structure will allow it to […]

UN Security Council Resolution 2467 on sexual violence in conflict

On April 23, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2467 on sexual violence in conflict, with China and Russia abstaining, after a lengthy debate which included briefings by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and barrister Amal Clooney, amongst others. Richard Arbeiter, Canadian Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the […]

CNAP Update: First progress report and and an ambassador for women, peace and security

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier On November 1 the Government of Canada launched Canada’s second National Action Plan on women, peace and security (CNAP), which is for the period from 2017 to 2022. The first progress report, which only covers November 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, was tabled in the House of Commons at […]

Progress report on the National Action Plan on women, peace and security

Almost a year ago, the Government of Canada launched Canada’s second National Action Plan on women, peace and security (CNAP), which covers 2017-2022. The first progress report, which covers the period from November 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, was tabled in the House of Commons at the end of September. The progress report summarizes […]

Canada co-hosts first meeting of women foreign ministers

Last week in Montreal, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland co-hosted, with Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, the first ever meeting of women foreign ministers. At the closing press conference Minister Freeland announced the creation of an Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security, as well as $25 million […]

Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting a First in Two Ways

Feminist activists share issues and priorities with the first-ever meeting of Women Foreign Ministers (Ottawa, September 26, 2018) A coalition of Canadian civil society organizations welcomes the successful conclusion of a fruitful exchange between participants in the first-ever women Foreign Ministers meeting and women’s rights activists. The exchange was held during a working breakfast that […]

WPSN-C Joins Global Research on Sustaining Peace

In April, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) based in New York contacted the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada (WPSN-C) for support in coordinating the Canadian component of a research project on civil society perceptions of the meaning of sustaining peace for local populations. The research is part of a broader project […]

Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security: What comes now (December 2017)

by Monique Cuillerier, WFMC’s membership and communications director After numerous delays, the Canadian federal government launched its second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security on November 1st, 2017 at an event in Ottawa attended by parliamentarians, academics, and civil society representatives. The previous WPS NAP expired at the end of March 2016 and […]

Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Canada’s second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security was released on November 1, 2017 at an event in Ottawa that included an address by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and the participation of Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Minister for International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau. As well, a […]

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