Assisting UN Women to Champion Women's Roles in Peacemaking

In April 2012 mediatEUr was awarded an assignment by UN Women to research the role of regional organisations in promoting women's participation in peace and security. The project focuses on two aspects:

(1) compiling and carrying out a gender analysis of an up-to-date list of peace agreements since 2008; and

(2) providing an assessment of current levels of implementation of international commitments on women, peace and security by a set of regional organisations, covering their existing policies, institutional structures, and programmes.

This includes the League of Arab States, the European Union, the Organisation of American States, the African Union, the Organisation for Security Co-operation in Europe, the Economic Community of West African States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The findings will directly feed into the upcoming report of the UN Secretary-General on “Women, Peace and Security”.