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Call for participiants: Women, peace and security at 20: progress, gaps and opportunities

Leading up to the 20th anniversary in October 2020 of UNSCR 1325, the
landmark resolution of the women, peace, and security (WPS) agenda, the
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is
convening a three-day online consultation, conducted through
Platform4Dialogue, starting from Tuesday, September 15 and ending on
Thursday, September 17, 2020, to hear from WILPF members, partners,
peacebuilders, and other relevant WPS practitioners on their assessment
of the WPS agenda implementation. Ahead of the consultation, we will
solicit input from registering participants on areas of discussion.

                 Register your interest [2]

HOW WILL IT WORK?

Date: The online consultation will take place over the course of three
days, from September 15-17, 2020.

Format: This three-day consultation will consist of asynchronous,
text-based thematic discussions, allowing participants to log in and
contribute at their convenience from anywhere in the world. Each day
will have a different thematic focus. Participants can contribute to
discussions anonymously, if they choose to do so.

Language: The main language will be English, but participants can also
use the automatic translation feature to participate in Arabic, French,
or Spanish.

Time Commitment: The online system allows participants to contribute at
their convenience and within their own time zone by taking just a few
minutes a day to make their contributions to the discussion by posting
comments, responses, ideas, and questions.

Expectations: We ask participants to log in and join the discussion at
least once on each day, or more often if you choose to do so. For each
day’s discussion, participants will read brief introductory reflection
pieces, question prompts, and comments of other participants.

Outcome: Findings and recommendations from this consultation will inform
the report that will be published in October reflecting on “The Road
to 2020: 20 Years of Security Council Resolution 1325.” No participant
will be quoted publicly without separate consent, and participants may
choose to remain anonymous.

HOW WILL PARTICIPATION BENEFIT MY WORK?

This consultation is envisioned as a community building exercise to
bring together WPS practitioners and peacebuilders, working both at the
local and global levels, to discuss posted questions, share expertise,
and strategize for future action on WPS implementation. By participating
in this consultation, you will:

        * Share knowledge, ask questions, learn from others, expand your
network, and tap into community resources on WPS implementation.
        * Inform WPS advocacy and policy making with your priorities,
developing collective, concrete suggestions for moving beyond words and
implementing commitments.
        * Gain insight from others around the world who are grappling with
similar or very different situations where WPS implementation remains
critical and connect with others for cross-regional collaboration.

HOW CAN I REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE?

Please express interest in participating by filling out this brief
application form [3] by September 12, 2020. If you know of other
colleagues who you think might be interested in this consultation,
please feel free to share the application link with them as well!

                 Register your interest [4]

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the consultation, please contact Senem
Kaptan at senem.kaptan@wilpf.org.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact
info@platform4dialogue.org.

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