ASEAN Forum on the WPS Agenda: Implementation in South East Asia, with Religious Sector and Faith-Based Organizations

The Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy, in partnership with the South East Asian Women Peace Builders and the UniHarmony Partners Manila is organizing a forum on the UN Women initiative promoting the development of a Regional Plan of action implementing the UNSCR 1325 Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in South East Asia.

Genuine peace building and promotion of the rights of women and children must necessarily be undertaken at the community level to ensure sustained public support and engagement. Faith-based organizations have always been the most effective actors in any initiative undertaken to promote peace building and human rights promotion at the community level. Acknowledging the importance of engaging the various faith-based networks to strengthen public support and commitment towards the WPS Agenda and the role of the religious sector in the Agenda’s promotion and implementation in the community, we would like to invite you and/or your representatives to a discussion on the impact of WPS implementation in the region, as well as its relevance to your sector.

The discussion will be conducted on a hybrid platform, set on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 9:00 AM to 12:00PM Philippine Standard Time. Program will be sent later. For online participants, the Zoom link details are as follows–

Link to join the zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 955 9465 6600
Passcode: 1830

The in-person/onsite event will be held at the Manila Philippines Administration Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in No. 13 Temple Drive corner White Plains Greenmeadows, Quezon City. Google Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/stA6YJvhwT9D5JMu6

To confirm participation, we request that you complete and return the information requested in the confirmation/reply slip  below

With your participation, look forward to a stimulating discussion on the significance of the WPS agenda in South East Asia and the role of faith-based organizations in ensuring its effective implementation in the community.

Amina Rasul-Bernardo, President, Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy

Please email to: pcid.mainsecretariat@gmail.com

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PCID Secretariat
Office of PCID President Amina Rasul Bernardo
Mailing Address: NCPAG Annex Building, R. P. De Guzman St., University of the Philippines (UP-Campus), Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 Philippines
Website: www.pcid.com.ph
Office Mobile No.: 0917.5826367
Email Address: pcid.mainsecretariat@gmail.com

Supporting gender mainstreamed policies, programs & actions in the fight against small arms trafficking/misuse

The European Union & the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs present:

Supporting gender mainstreamed policies, programmes and actions in the fight against small arms trafficking and misuse, in line with the Women, Peace and Security agenda

Register here: eventbrite.com/e/gender-mainstreaming-in-small-arms-control-in-line-with-the-wps-agenda-tickets-125967477115

The event presents initiatives in support of more effective, gender-responsive small arms control. Overview of opportunities and challenges to gender-responsive small arms control; In-country training programmes for national small arms commissions in Africa; Partnerships with parliamentarians, women’s organizations and the Women, Peace and Security community in Asia and the Pacific; Firearms investigations from a gender perspective & linkages between small arms legislation and the elimination of Violence against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean; Increasing engagement for a gendered approach to small arms control at the grass-root level.

This is a virtual, open event in the margins of the UN General Assembly’s First Committee and the UN Security Council debate on WPS.


CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace, and Security, please visit ngocdps.wordpress.com. For more information on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-Vienna, please visit https://ngocswvienna.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-New York, please visit https://ngocsw.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-Geneva, please visit ngocsw-geneva.ch.