From non-discrimination to gender-equal peace: Synergies between the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
The adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) General Recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict, and post-conflict situations, in November 2013 established the links between CEDAW and Women, Peace and Security (WPS) resolutions. However, despite the progress in reporting, understanding the synergies between the two international instruments remains insufficient. As a result, not all State Parties effectively use CEDAW as a mechanism to report on the progress in implementing the WPS resolutions.
Recognizing the importance of strengthening the parallels between these two critical international policy instruments for women’s empowerment and gender equality, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), with support from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), has been raising awareness and conducting sessions with Member States, civil society and UN entities to strengthen the synergies between CEDAW and WPS since 2012.
On 23 November 2021, join GNWP and the Government of Switzerland for a webinar entitled From Non-Discrimination to Gender-Equal Peace to delve into the synergies between the Women, Peace and Security agenda and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.