The WILPF PeaceWomen Project have just announced that the launch of a new, expanded and revised Mobile Application on Women, Peace and Security will take place today December 10 2013, the International Day of Human Rights and the final day of the 16 Days of Action to end Violence Against Women Campaign.
This app is a tool for accessing information on the Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. It is for policy-makers, practitioners, academics, advocates and activists. It has seven sections: About, News, Security Council Tools and Analysis, WPS Resolutions and Statements, National Implementation, Civil Society’s Key Roles and Peace Talks.
The Security Council section of the app is based on our PeaceWomen’s Women, Peace and Security Handbook 2012 (see section below) with good practice language and recommendations on incorporating gender and women’s rights into the work of the United Nations Security Council. This section is designed particularly for Security Council negotiations. In the National Implementation section, all National Action Plans are included along with recommendations on key components. The civil society section contains important notes on why civil society engagement is necessary and what key resources are available to enable strong and meaningful implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The texts of all seven Women, Peace and Security resolutions (1325, 1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106 and 2122) are included for easy reference and use.
After developing the first ever app of this kind, PeaceWomen reaffirms the importance of innovative strategies to address the challenges we face including information gaps.
Highlights of the New Women, Peace and Security App:
- Designed to strengthen user’s access to information about Women, Peace and Security policies and support advocacy at all levels
- Current news and latest advocacy materials
- Full texts of 7 Women, Peace and Security Resolutions
- Analysis and recommendations for Security Council work
- Info & analysis of National Action Plans
- Resources for and about civil society engagement and tools for action
This app has been designed to reach a wider audience and we encourage you to use it in your advocacy work relating to the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
The App will be available for download from the links below from December 10 2013.
 The PeaceWomen Project promotes the role of women in preventing conflict, and the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security.
PeaceWomen implements its mission by focusing on six core areas of action:
- monitoring the UN Security Council’s implementation of SCR1325;
- providing a comprehensive online information source on women, peace and security at www.peacewomen.org;
- monitoring the UN system’s implementation of SCR1325;
- advocating for the rapid and full implementation of SCR 1325 and related resolutions;
- managing the translation initiative and general outreach related to women, peace and security.