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[16days_discussion] Fwd: Invitation UNSCR 1325 Panel Discussion: Amplifying the Voices of Women in the MENA Region

16 Days Campaign 16days at
Wed Oct 8 09:55:32 EDT 2014

*[Please Disseminate Widely - Apologies for Cross-Posting]*

On the occasion of the 14th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, the Women 
Peacemakers Program (WPP) is happy to invite you for our Panel 
Discussion in New York:

*Amplifying the Voices of Women in the MENA Region
Obstacles and Opportunities for UNSCR 1325 Implementation*

October 30, 10 - 12 AM

Venue: Permanent Mission of the Netherlands (NYC)
666 Third Avenue, 19th floor, between 42nd and 43rd street
_RSVP before October 29 required: jonna.klijnsma at 
<mailto:jonna.klijnsma at>_

Panel Discussion jointly organized by the Women Peacemakers Program, 
Women Empowerment Organization, ABAAD - Resource Centre for Gender 
Equality, Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, and the Post 
2015 Women's Coalition, hosted by the Permanent Mission of the 
Netherlands to the UN in New York.

_Please click here for the invitation 
or see the attached file, for more information._

*Event Highlights*

In light of the events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), 
the panel discussion will present the opportunities and challenges 
for women’s leadership in conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the 

The panel discussion will provide:

  * An overview of the dynamics and specificities in regards to UNSCR
    1325 implementation in the MENA region, highlighting
    women’s strategies to advance women’s leadership for peace
  * Reflection on
    the interaction between local/regional and international
    level processes and dynamics (opportunities and obstacles)
  * The speakers will provide concrete recommendations for the Global
    Study on UNSCR 1325 and the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

*List of Speakers:*
Welcome by H.E.Karel van Oosterom, Permanent Representative of the 
Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN

  * Isabelle Geuskens, Executive Director, Women Peacemakers Program
    (The Netherlands)
  * Susan Aref, Director, Women Empowerment Organization (Iraq)
  * Ghida Anani, Director, ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality
  * Barbro Svedberg, WILPF Program Manager, MENA region, Women’s
    International League for Peace & Freedom (Switzerland/USA)
  * Selamawit Tesfaye, Coordinator, Post 2015 Women’s Coalition (USA)

Feel free to disseminate the invitation within your network.

We are looking forward to seeing you on October 30!

With kind regards,

*The WPP Team*
/Women Peacemakers Program/

Women Peacemakers Program
Laan van Meerdervoort 70, 2517 AN Den Haag
The Netherlands
T: +31 (70) 345 2617
E: info at 
<mailto:info at>
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