What about Women? Pursuing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

15 février 2024 | Policy Brief | Anglais

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slideshow image Photo: Women, Peace and Security – UN Security Council Open Debate, 2022. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown. https://shorturl.at/afzBR.

Within the framework of EuroMeSCo, a project co-funded by the European Union and the IEMed.

This Policy Brief delves into the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Agenda in the Euro-Mediterranean region, particularly focusing on the progress and potential of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325). The paper addresses the evolving dynamics in the region and the importance of utilising the WPS Agenda as an inclusive framework for stability and conflict resolution. It critically examines the implementation of UNSCR 1325, highlighting the challenges and offering nuanced insights. The brief emphasizes the significance of transnational engagement through women mediator networks, with a spotlight on the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network (MWMN). The analysis identifies key challenges in the Euro-Mediterranean region, such as economic crises, security threats, and gender disparities, emphasizing the relevance of the WPS Agenda. The paper concludes with comprehensive recommendations, stressing the need for continued support for women and feminist civil society, increased funding for gender-related initiatives, and the promotion of inclusive and intersectional approaches to achieve sustainable peace in the region.

Visit the EuroMesCo website to download the policy brief.