SPECIAL GENDER SENSITIVE AND WOMEN FOCUSED ELECTION OBSERVATION PROJECT IN THE CONTEXT OF GHANAS ELECTION 2016
Start Date: Tuesday, Aug 23 2016 | End Date: Thursday, Aug 25 2016
A three day election observation training workshop which forms part of activities under the Gender Sensitive Election Observation project to help track and observe how female parliamentary candidates in Ghana fare over the course of the 2016 electoral cycle, was organized by the Kofi Annan International Peace Training Centre (KAIPTC), under the auspices of the Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) which took place on August 23-25, 2016. Participants for the workshop included members of the Women, Peace and Security Communication Network (WPS CommNet) and civil society organisations from selected constituencies from nine regions in Ghana, excluding the Upper East region, in which five political parties; the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the Convention People’s Party (CPP), the People’s National Convention (PNC) and the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) have women aspiring to be parliamentarians in the upcoming Parliamentary and Presidential elections slated for December 7, 2016.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AND SPECIAL TRAINING ON ELECTION OBSERVATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION TO MARK THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADOPTION OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 1325.
Start Date: Monday, Oct 05 2015 | End Date: Thursday, Oct 08 2015
The two-tier, four-day program jointly organized by the Office of the AUC’s Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security (AUC-SE-WPS) and the Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in the context of the 15th Anniversary of the Resolution 1325 served as a platform to examine these threats using case studies of Nigeria and Somalia and identify strategies for harnessing and bringing women’s expertise and perspectives to bear on efforts at combating these phenomena. The program also provided an opportunity to build the capacity of high ranking African women in election observation and election dispute resolution. The training highlighted election observation as a key mechanism of election dispute resolution, the importance of stakeholder consultations and the critical role that women play in preventing election related violence. Participants were given training on the women’s situation room model which uses the triple ‘M’ factors of mobilization, mediation and monitoring as a mechanism for preventing election related conflict.
Media Forum: Partnering with the Media to Promote the Full Implementation of UNSCR 1325 and Womens Greater Participation in Governance and Peace Processes.
Start Date: Tuesday, Nov 25 2014 | End Date: Wednesday, Nov 26 2014
To help draw attention to the persistent gap between policy and action with regards to women’s role and contribution to peace processes and their access and participation, the Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) will organized a forum to reflect on how the media can lend its support to furthering the WPS agenda at the local, national, regional and international levels.
The Launch of WPS CommNet to Commemorate the 2015 International Womens Day Celebration and to Build Support for the Full Implementation of the UNSCR 1325 - GAFSC
Start Date: Tuesday, Mar 17 2015 | End Date: Tuesday, Mar 17 2015
To launch under the theme ‘Together we can make 1325 and the women agenda a reality’ served as a commemoration of the 2015 International Women’s Day (IWD) as we mark the twin anniversaries of Beijing and 1325.
The network serves as a communication platform for drawing attention to, and championing the demands of the global framework for women’s increased participation in leadership and peace processes at the national, regional, continental and regional levels. It helps to raise awareness about UNSCR 1325 and the national efforts at domesticating the framework and contribute to holding policy makers and leaders to their pledge to gender equity in governance and peace processes at all levels of society