The 1995 Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women was a historic moment in the global women’s movement because it resulted in 189 countries unanimously adopting the Beijing Platform for Action, a key global policy document on gender equity. October 31, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR 1325, which reaffirmed the contributions women make to peace. It urges actors to incorporate gender perspectives in all UN peace and security efforts and calls on parties to conflict to protect women and girls from gender-based violence. This event will discuss the links between peace and conflict and women’s equity, including the culture of violence in the home, cities, and countries; and restoring the culture of peace by conflict resolution and through justice systems.
Krishanti Dharmaraj, Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University
Lina Abou Habib, Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, American University of Beirut
Nicole Musimbi, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Elvira Pablo Antoni, indigenous lawyer
Efua Acquaah-Harrison Owusu, ICAP, Columbia University