Peace-Making and Peace-Building: Securing the Contributions of Women and Civil Society

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Peace-Making and Peace-Building: Securing the Contributions of Women and Civil Society

Date: 
Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 12:00 to Friday, September 12, 2008 - 21:00

This session will focus on increasing the coherence and effectiveness of conflict resolution, peace-building, reconciliation and peace-keeping efforts by focusing specifically on mechanisms to increase the effective participation of civil society organizations (CSOs), political minorities, and, in particular, the full and equal participation of women. Critical questions surrounding, and notable gaps in, the implementation of inclusive peace-building processes will be addressed. Particular focus will be given to efforts to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, adopted in 2000, which recognizes the importance of including women in all peacekeeping and peace-building measures.

Participants will focus on mechanisms to close the gaps between rhetoric and policy, and between policy and implementation. The session will also give attention to strengthening and more broadly disseminating case studies and evidence that clearly demonstrates the practical benefits of including women and CSOs in peace and security processes, and how to do so effectively.

To learn more about the seminar and to register, please visit the Salzburg Global Seminar Website.