Women for Peace and Participation (WPP) promotes the social and political inclusion of women and youth in peace-building processes at the grassroots, national and global levels. WPP, under the theme 'United Women for Peace' has developed a platform of women leaders from conflict zones, in the diaspora and refugee communities in UK, Europe and US with unique first-hand experience and skills of the local context as well as policies around Women, Peace and Security at the regional and global levels.
WPP also works directly with marginalised individuals in conflict-affected countries, and provides opportunities and platforms for women and young people to enable them participate in decision-making processes and policy debates. In addition to working directly with young people in countries, WPP also works with relevant diaspora and refugee youth to bridge the gap.
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YOUNG DIASPORA MATTERS!
Engaging Young Women in the Diaspora in Women, Peace and Security
Women for Peace and Participation (WPP) organised forum for engaging young women in the diaspora on 15 October 2018 at the centre for Women, Peace and Security, LSE. Aims of the forum were recognising the key importance of young diasporas’ women, Women for Peace and Participation will, with key speakers and experts, introduce young diasporas’ women to the current engagement strategies, collect their vision on how could be sustainably engaged in women peace and security issues, and present an overview of its leadership programme For young women.
In line with resolution 1325, Women for Peace and Participation (WPP) recognizes the importance of women’s participation in peace-building processes at community and policy levels aiming to achieve women’s effective role in creating a peaceful society. The international agenda on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) should demand the inclusion of women at all levels including those of the diasporas. And such commitment should a result in creating effective avenues to engage younger generations of women peacebuilders.
In this context, young diasporas’ women represent a monumental force. young diasporas should be empowered to reach their full leadership potential. Enabling environments should be built to give young diasporas’ women effective and meaningful avenues to engage, connect and develop. Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said: ‘Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society’s margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.’
Please join us for the launch of ‘United Women for Peace’ an initiative of the non-profit ‘’Women for Peace and Participation.’’ This event will highlight the role of diaspora women leaders based in the UK but who continue to advocate for inclusive and gender`-sensitive peace processes and in their home countries and the inclusion of their communities in policy making, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Indonesia, Kosovo, Libya, South Sudan and Turkey.
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