Virtual Regional Roundtable "Reinforcing Women, Peace and Security in Europe and Central Asia region – how COMPACT on WPS-Humanitarian Action can translate commitments into results"
The Compact Women, Peace and Security - Humanitarian Action (WPS-HA), launched at the Generation Equality Forum in France in July 2021, is a five-year push for gender equality, to reshape peace and security and humanitarian action processes to systematically include women and girls, including peacebuilders, refugees, other forcibly displaced and stateless women and girls, in the decisions that impact their lives.
In Europe and Central Asia, there are currently 48 signatories (out of 160 signatories globally). The signatories are various actors, including member states, civil society organizations, academic-institutions, UN entities, and other regional organizations. Many more civil society partners, activists, and some state officials have shown their interest in becoming a Compact signatory. Thus, the UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office is organizing a regional platform with partners to exchange on how to channel their commitments and resources to address WPS-HA gaps in the region.
The platform provides a space for partners who have signed the Compact to share their experiences and showcase results achieved and ‘what works’ now after one year into the Compact. Joined by also other partners, the platform is an opportunity to explore new and joint commitments to promote women’s participation in peace and security initiatives and humanitarian programming in the region.
English-Russian translation will be provided.
To find more information about the WPS - Humanitarian Action Compact and information on how to become a signatory, click on the links below: