Women Peace and Security National Action Plans

Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Civil Society
May 2, 2014
Carleton University, Ottawa Canada

WIIS Canada was thrilled to participate in a meeting with local and international representatives coming together to attend Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans: Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Civil Society at Carleton University in Ottawa Canada this past May 2, 2014.

Held in collaboration with Gender Equality Measurement at Carleton and the Women Peace and Security Network, the forum explored opportunities to reflect on the challenges and opportunities in monitoring Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans resultig from the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.

Participants discussed various themes and issues in relation to the global context of implementing the WPS agenda. Comparisons of civil societies' experiences in other countries, with an exclusive discussion with Ireland, and their experiences and outcomes, and indicators to monitor progress were explored. Canadian representatives discussed the strengths, weaknesses and gaps of the Government of Canada's NAP and reports.

For more information on the event or WIIS Canada's upcoming plans to further engage on Canada's NAP, please contact contact@wiiscanada.org

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