GPPAC's Work on Gender and UNSCR 1325
GPPAC connects civil society actors working on gender and conflict prevention around the globe to exchange experience and expertise, build each other's capacity and jointly advocate for inclusive conflict prevention.
Our network provides a platform to strengthen our members capacities and connect local experiences to regional and global levels of policy and practice. Together, we emphasise the role of women as agents of change in conflict prevention. We counter predominant and stereotypical narratives of women as solely victims and men as solely perpetrators in conflict.
GPPAC regards active participation of all and gender equality to be a cornerstone for sustainable peace and justice as a gender perspective enhances conflict prevention approaches. Our Gender Policy reaffirms gender-sensitive peacebuilding as an integral part of GPPAC's work. As a network, we advocate for the full implementation of UNSCR 1325 and consecutive resolutions. Women have to be recognized and involved in conflict prevention and peace processes at all stages just as they have to be a part of any integral engagement towards sustainable peace. We call for a broader gender, peace and security perspective to be applied to the implementation of UNSCR 1325, including engaging with masculinities, youth and indigenous groups.
Why is conflict prevention not sustainable without the participation of women?
Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, Chair of GPPAC and Executive Director/Producer femLink Pacific
Amplifying local voices
GPPAC organizes "1325 Week" annually as a round of events and meetings with a group of gender and peace experts from our network every October in New York, in order to connect local experiences from conflict settings with New York-based stakeholders, civil society partners and global media. This gives our experts' an opportunity to amplify local stories from conflict settings in the global UN arena and reach out to policy makers, international civil society and global media.
For more information on our 1325 Week click here