Women, Peace and Security



In May 2020, RBAS, via the regional innovation and gender teams and in partnership with the global gender team launched an online global engagement to explore the key role of women peacebuilders in post-conflict economic and political decision-making. The consultation was led by UNDP in cooperation with UN Women, WILPF (Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom) and ICAN (International Civil Society Action Network). The online engagement was the first to be hosted on UNDP’s new SparkBlue platform, . The initiative sourced local solutions of grassroots activists and “unusual suspects,” mapped among others with the support of the global Accelerator Lab network to ensure not only a maximum outreach but also reach the most vulnerable. The themes of the online engagement were: Women’s role in post-conflict economic decision making Women’s role in political planning and local peacebuilding How can we replicate best-practice and lessons learned to ensure women are engaged in decision-making in the response to COVID-19? The engagement attracted more than 32,000 visitors and hundreds of contributions (Female: 57% and Male: 42%) from 173 countries. The regional teams used UNDP’s sensemaking protocol to identify and analyse the patterns and gaps emerging in the online discussion. Nine insights were identified (posted on https://www.sparkblue.org/wpsrecovery) which are being socialized with UNDP COs to support integration into programming and are being communicated externally in the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR 1325 on 31 October 2020.


Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Strenghten the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development







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