Engaging women in post conflict economic and political decision-making; Lessons for responding to COVID-19
October 2020 will mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. One key area that forms part of these resolutions, notably in UNSCR 1889, but does not always receive the attention it merits, is the important role of women in political and economic decision-making at early stages of recovery processes. A 2015 Global Study on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 by UN Women found that conflict-affected communities that experienced the most rapid economic recovery and poverty reduction are those that had more women reporting higher levels of empowerment.
UNDP working with ICAN, WILPF and UN Women, has launched this online discussion to try and find out more about what is actually happening on the ground in areas of conflict and post-conflict where women are engaged in different ways in rebuilding their communities that is not always recognised. We are seeking ideas on what works, what extra support might be needed to ensure positive change is supported and what you would like to bring to world attention. We are also using the opportunity of this online discussion to explore lessons learnt from women’s inclusion in conflict related economic and political decision making to help ensure women’s participation in key decision making in the global response to COVID-19. The results of these discussions will form the basis of further work to refine a set of recommendations for future action.
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