The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community will co-sponsor a lecture and discussion, "Women’s Participation and Women, Peace, and Security Accountability in Syria: Geneva II Peace Negotiations and Beyond," on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the United Nations in New York, North Lawn Building (Room 4). Representatives from the Syrian Women's League, the Syrian Women's Network, and Syrian Women for Democracy will be the featured speakers at the event. To attend the lecture, RSVP to Antonia Strachwitz.
The event is part of a series of lectures and panels on the UN's Women, Peace, and Security Agenda, organized by LISD's Program on Gender in the Global Community, the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, and the PeaceWomen Project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). As part of the WILPF’s ongoing work to promote peace and freedom through disarmament and women’s full and equal participation and rights, WILPF has been working with Syrian women to effectively engage with political transition processes in Syria and specifically focused on recommendations for Geneva II peace negotiations.
This event creates a forum for member state and civil society stakeholders to learn more about women’s experiences in the Syrian conflict and recommendations for transition, accountability and peace. The representatives of Syria civil society will speak about what can be done to realize the objectives of UN Security Council Resolution 2122 (2013) and the wider Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in the Syrian context. The discussions will include: how to strengthen women’s full and equal participation in discussions on Syria’s future; the gender impact of the Syria conflict, including conflict-related sexual violence and other gender-based violations; and recommendations for actions by the Security Council, United Nations, and the international community.