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Towards Prioritizing Women, Peace and Security on the Arab Agenda

On August 8th-10th, 2016, in Beirut, Lebanon the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Danish Center for Gender, Equality, and Diversity (KVINFO) hosted an international conference to engage international and regional stakeholders in strategic dialogue on women, peace and security in the Arab world. “Towards Prioritizing Women, Peace and Security on the Arab Agenda” brought together subject matter experts, academics, development and humanitarian practitioners, Arab civil society and non-government organizations, government officials, and various United Nations representatives to discuss the practical implications of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in the Arab region, and the work needed to ensure the participation of women at all levels of the decision-making process in relation to post-conflict negotiations and peacebuilding efforts.

This paper was developed from the conference proceedings, with additional research input and analysis provided by IWSAW Executive Director Dr. Lina Abirafeh and IWSAW staff.

Kindly find the link to the paper here.