Workshop "Implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda"

The Embassy of Sweden in Prague, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Institute of International Relations Prague would like to cordially invite you to the Czech-Swedish Practical Workshop titled Implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda. The event will take place on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (Czernin Palace, Loretánské náměstí 5, Praha 1). 

16. 2. 2018 (9:30)

Czernin Palace, Loretánské náměstí 5, Praha 1

 Implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda: A Czech-Swedish Practical Workshop

 

Date: February 16, 2018

Venue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (Czernin Palace, Loretánské náměstí 5, Praha 1)

Working language: English

 

This year is going to mark the 18th anniversary of the acclaimed United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security (UNSCR 1325), which recognizes the need to include and empower women in peace processes and post-conflict development. Sweden has had years of experiences with furthering the Women, Peace and Security agenda, being one of the first countries to adopt a National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 and currently applying a third one. The Czech Republic is also among the 72 countries committed to the implementation of UNSCR 1325 through a National Action Plan. Although action plans have become an important tool of this international policy framework, they have not guaranteed an effective implementation of the resolution in regard to transformative change on the ground. Indeed, the global progress in translating the Women, Peace and Security agenda into practice has been rather slow and challenging. The Czech-Swedish workshop on this topic brings together policy makers, civil society representatives and academics to exchange ideas and discuss experiences with implementation of UNSCR 1325. The event provides an opportunity for sharing of ideas and practical tips for applying the Women, Peace and Security agenda in various contexts and specific conflict situations, allowing participants to identify possible future directions in the related policy implementation and field work.

 

Program:

9:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:15 Opening Remarks

H.E. Viktoria Li, Ambassador of Sweden to the Czech Republic

Petr Gajdušek, Director, UN Department, Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs

10:15 – 12:30 Morning Session: Experiences with Implementation of National Action Plans

What are the experiences with implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda on Swedish, Czech and EU levels? What measures for monitoring and evaluation have proven to be successful in this respect? How can we update a National Action Plan? How can we build alliances for implementation? How can we actively approach consultations on national level and in the field?

Moderator: Míla O’Sullivan, Institute of International Relations Prague

10:15 – 10:30 The Swedish experience with implementation of UNSCR 1325, Sofia H. Karlsson, Deputy Director, Conflict Division, Department for Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

10:30 – 10:45 An introduction to the Czech engagement with UNSCR 1325, Dagmar Novohradská, UN Department, Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs

10:45 – 11:00 The EU experience with implementation of UNSCR 1325, Charlotte Isaksson, Office of the EEAS Principal Advisor on Gender and Women, Peace and Security (PAG), European External Action Service (EEAS)

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30 Interactive Discussion

12:30 - 13:30 Working Lunch

13:30 – 15:30 Afternoon Session: Field Experiences with UNSCR 1325

How can we reflect the WPS agenda in the day-to-day work of development agencies and NGOs in the field? How can we approach gender analysis in conflict-affected contexts? How can we engage women’s groups in the process? How can we identify opportunities for fundraising and international cooperation?

Moderator: Eva Lacinová, Czech Development Agency

13:30 – 13:50 Presentation: an NGO field project, Kateřina Struhová, Care Czech Republic

13:50 – 14:10 Presentation: Charlotte Isaksson, Office of the EEAS Principal Advisor on Gender and Women, Peace and Security (PAG), European External Action Service (EEAS)

14:10 – 14:30 Presentation: Sofia H. Karlsson, Deputy Director, Conflict Division, Department for Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

14:30 - 15:15 Interactive Discussion

15:15 – 15:30 Workshop Summary

Registration by 14 February 2018 at: dagmar_novohradska@mzv.cz

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

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