Specialised Interventions in Mainstreaming Gender in Related Issues
National Consultations on UNSCR 1325 from gender lens
Since 2012, ABAAD has been closely partnering with the Women’s League for International Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in Lebanon to lead the national consultation process on women peace and security, and identify and/map women’s issues and concerns that relates to the policy of UNSCR 1325.
During that phase, two participatory and all-inclusive national consultation meetings were held in May and November 2012 respectively. These consultation meetings gathered women organizations working on women’s human rights and women peace and security.
Consultation sessions on UNSCR from gender lens
Between October and December 2014, ABAAD also organised a series of 10 consultation sessions at the local level on UNSCR 1325. The aim of these sessions were to sensitize women and men on the UNSCR and raise their awareness about this important tool in advocating for full participation of women in decision making spheres related to peace and security, and to lobby for full protection of women from gender-based violence during conflict and post-conflict situations.
More importantly, ABAAD, through these sessions aimed at assessing women and men’s perspectives on the possible challenges (and priorities) with regards to women, peace and security issues in their respective context.