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Women, Peace and Security
United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, adopted in 2000, was the first to recognize women’s unique experiences in times of conflict both as victims and agents of positive change. Ever since then, the normative framework around the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda has expanded including through the adoption of ten subsequent UNSC resolutions: 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009); 1889 (2009); 1960 (2010); 2106 (2013); 2122 (2013); 2242 (2015), 2272 (2016), 2467 (2019), 2493 (2019).

Nonetheless, implementation continues to lag. As conflict and insecurity continue to plague parts of Africa and the Arab world, and with evolving threats–most notably the rise of terrorism, forced displacement and organized crime, the challenges facing women and children are further compounded. As a result, there is an urgent need for gender expertise and capacities continentally, regionally, nationally and locally to discuss, analyze and respond to today and tomorrow’s problems.

In addition to adopting a gender-sensitive approach in all its programs and activities, CCCPA is at the forefront of regional efforts of building African and Arab capacities on issues of women, peace and security. Through its training and convening activities, CCCPA contributes to mainstreaming gender across the continuum of peace interventions (conflict prevention and resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding), as well as preventing radicalization and extremism leading to terrorism and DDR; while establishing a network of experts and practitioners with enhanced knowledge and skills relating to the Women, Peace and Security agenda.

CCCPA's integrated and multidimensional approach to training covers the following modules: gender in conflict, the international and regional policy framework on women, peace and security, integrating a gender perspective in peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, gender analysis tools and situational training exercise.

CCCPA's Convening, Training and Research Efforts

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