Regional Capacity Development Workshop on the Women, Peace, and Security Index
The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is organizing, in partnership with the Arab Institute for Women at the Lebanese American University, the Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security (GIWPS), and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), a regional Capacity Development Workshop on the Women, Peace, and Security Index.
The workshop, which will take place on 19 and 26 January 2021, aims to introduce the Women’s Peace and Security (WPS) Index as a measurement tool to enable decision makers to adopt evidence-based measures contributing to women’s autonomy and empowerment in the community and in society.
This workshop is intended to clarify the parameters of the WPS agenda given its wide-encompassing role, and numerous thematic priorities which can vary significantly by context, stakeholder, and timeframe. The workshop will briefly present the four pillars of the agenda, and consider them in light of the WPS Index and how it could be used as a proxy to measure states’ achievements in advancing women’s status in areas related to gender equality and peace and security
Participants will familiarize themselves with linkages between gender equality and peace and security by understanding the interconnections of three basic dimensions of women’s well-being: inclusion (economic, social, political); justice (formal laws and informal discrimination); and security (at the individual, community, and societal levels; countries’ efforts in advancing the peace and security in the region through advancing gender equality.