Offer: Women Speak Out For Peace: A Global Media Campaign On The 2014 International Day Of Peace
The International Day of Peace (IDP) on September 21, 2014 provides the opportunity for collaborative and wide reaching awareness and knowledge-raising on the practical application of the Women and Peace and Security (WPS) resolutions at the country and community levels. The International Day of Peace which was established through the adoption of Resolution 36/67 by the General Assembly in 1981, aims to “…to devote a specific time to concentrate the efforts of the United Nations and its Member States, as well as the whole of mankind, to promoting the ideals of peace and to giving positive evidence of their commitment to peace in all viable ways.” It is also an excellent occasion to demand greater accountability from the governments, the UN, regional organizations and fellow civil society actors to honor their obligations under the WPS resolutions. It is in this light that the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) is launching Women Speak Out for Peace, a week-long global media campaign to highlight women’s roles as peacebuilders and agents of change; and to demand greater accountability to the WPS resolutions. The campaign will take place during the week preceding International Day of Peace, starting on Monday, September 15 and continuing until Sunday, September 21, 2014. Although GNWP would not be providing funding for this campaign, both individual and organizational participants are encouraged to utilize any available resources in order to achieve the objectives and enhance the overall impact of this initiative.