To inform the Global Study's findings and recommendations, a series of consultations and country visits were held around the globe. These consultations provided an opportunity for Radhika Coomaraswamy, lead author of the Global Study, to have a dialogue regarding progress and challenges to the implementation of resolution 1325 and the women, peace and security agenda. Discussions were also held with member states and civil society representatives, as well as academia, policy makers, senior UN leadership, and most importantly, those who have been directly impacted by conflict.

Global Study Consultation - Asia-Pacific Civil Society

The consultation was convened jointly by UN Women, Saathi, and the Asia-Pacific Women's Alliance for Peace and Security (APWAPS), in cooperation with the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) and Cordaid. The consultation gathered more than 60 women from throughout the region, including from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Kazahkstan, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Australia, Bougainville, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and...

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Global Study Consultation - Balkans Civil Society

The consultation was organized by UN Women, and included representatives of women’s associations, NGOs, and those who have been directly impacted by the conflict, including conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence in the Balkan region. During the day-long session, civil society representatives from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey addressed a range of women, peace and security (WPS) issues prevailing in the Balkans...

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Global Study Country Visit - Bosnia-Herzegovina

A country visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina took place from 18-21 February 2015, in Banja Luca and Sarajevo. The visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina included meetings with representatives of the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Agency for Gender Equality and the entity gender centers, the President of the Court of BiH, members of the 1325 Coordination Board, the Peace Support Operations Training Centre, the BiH Parliamentary...

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Global Study Consultation - El Salvador Civil Society

A national consultation for civil society was held on 28 and 29 April, 2015, in San Salvador City, El Salvador. Organized by the Feminist Collective for Local Development, the Prudencia Ayala Feminist Coalition, and Project Counseling Services, the participants included Luz Mendez, a member of the High Level Advisory Group for the Global Study, as well as female ex-combatants, members of local women’s organizations, and members of national feminist alliances.

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Global Study Consultation - Global Civil Society

The consultation was co-organized by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), with more than sixty civil society advocates and activists from around the world in attendance. Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, lead author of the Global Study, updated participants on the progress of the global study, and participants shared their recommendations and experiences, and explored how to use the Study to galvanize action at the national...

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Global Study Consultation - Guatemalan Civil Society

A national consultation of Guatemalan civil society was held 15 and 16 April 2015, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The event was convened by civil society organizations Breaking Silence and Impunity and Project Counseling Services. Luz Mendez, a member of the High Level Advisory Group for the Global Study, participated in the consultation, along with 51 women from 22 organizations.

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Global Study Consultation - Chiapas, Mexico Civil Society

The consultation on the implementation of resolution 1325 in Chiapas, Mexico was held on 22-23 April 2015. It was organized by the civil society organizations Centro de Derechos de las Mujeres de Chiapas, Formación y Capacitación, Project Counselling Services as well as by Luz Méndez, a member of the High-level Advisory Group of the Global Study on resolution 1325. The consultation gathered 27 people representing 12 women’s organizations.

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Joint African Union Consultation

A regional consultation for Africa was held on 23 January 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and was built into the four-day African Union Stakeholders’ Consultation on the 2015 AU Theme: “Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development Towards Africa’s Agenda 2053”. The gender ministers of more than 20 member states and regional and international organizations participated in the consultation. The half-day women, peace and security consultation was chaired by H.E. Ms....

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Joint European Union Consultation

A regional consultation with the European Union was on 20 January 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. During the EU regional consultations, lead author of the Global Study, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, had the opportunity to meet with a wide range of European Union officials, civil society and academics, as well as 28 EU member states’ ambassadors and technical experts working on women, peace and security. The EU consultations with member states included representatives from a number of important...

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Joint NATO and SHAPE Consultations

A consultation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Supreme Headquarters for the Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) took place on 19 January 2015 in Brussels and Mons, Belgium. During the daylong series of meetings, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, lead author of the Global Study, met SHAPE and NATO gender focal points and advisors, civilian and military officials, and representatives of NATO member states and partner countries. During the morning of the consultation, Ms....

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Global Study Consultation - Latin American Civil Society

A regional consultation for Latin American civil society was held on 11 and 12 May 2015, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Luz Mendez and Liliana Silva Bello, members of the High Level Advisory Group for the Global Study, participated in the consultation, along with 21 experts from 11 countries. Participants identified key problems in the region, such as over-militarization, the prevalence of sexual violence and femicide, and a lack of cooperation between states and civil society. They also...

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Global Study Consultation - MENA Civil Society

A regional consultation for the Middle East and North Africa was held on 28 April at the World Forum in The Hague, Netherlands. More than 30 civil society organization representatives from Morocco, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt participated in the event, as well as representatives from Iran. Radhika Coomaraswamy, lead author of the Global Study on 1325, facilitated the discussion.

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