YGG participated in an online workshop on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in partnership with the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, Justice Call and the UN Office for Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect (UN OSAPG).
The workshop focuses on anchoring the issues of WPS and R2P within civil society organizations, notably those that are led by women or focus on gender related issues. The principal objective is to ensure their effective participation in peacemaking and conflict prevention and offer a platform for exchanging experience and lessons learned. For doing that, participants are incapacitated through lectures and discussions by and with experts on the WPS and R2P agenda and introduced to the tools provided within the WPS-framework in conflict prevention. This includes also building and applying the principle of R2P to identify risk factors of atrocity crimes, as defined in the Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes of the UN OSAPG.
YGG raised the issues of “what gender gaps might constrain the implementation of WPS and R2P agenda?”. Moreover, “To what extent did the NAP on UNSCR1325 change the implementation of the WPS national plan?”.