International: Peacewomen website relaunched

24 May 2010

PeaceWomen is pleased to announce the launch of the new upgraded website www.peacewomen.org. The website will provide a user-friendly online platform to access information and exchange resources on women, peace and security. The website also offers an increased level of interactivity where users can submit their own documents and updates and can create a MyPeaceWomen profile.

PeaceWomen advances the mission of WILPF by monitoring and advocating for the rapid and full implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and related women, peace and security commitments - including Security Council Resolutions 1325 (2000) and the subsequent resolutions 1820 (2008); 1888 (2009); and 1889 (2009).

The 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security in October 2010 offers an opportunity for Member States, the United Nations, and civil society to work together to ensure that concrete, measurable, and positive action is taken to empower and protect women in conflict situations.

PeaceWomen aims to use our website to further these efforts and promote accountability in the lead up to October and beyond this anniversary. The new website provides simplified navigation, classification of content (by women, peace and security theme; by topic; by country/region), and advanced search functions.

The new PeaceWomen.org website includes the following advanced tools:

The PeaceWomen Portal: a centralized database of women, peace and security hosting Resources; Initiatives; Advocacy and Education Tools; Organizations; and Useful Links.

PeaceWomen Publications: PeaceWomen 1325 E-Newsletters, Commentary Analysis, Advocacy Efforts, and PeaceWomen Voices.

Security Council Monitor: includes three interlinked tools - Resolution Watch, Report Watch and Debate Watch.

PeaceWomen and UN: will include a mapping of who is responsible for Implementation in the UN System.

PeaceWomen has developed frameworks to organize women, peace and security resources for ease of reference and understanding. Resources can be search by Themes or by Countries & Regions.

Translations: PeaceWomen had successfully compiled over 100 translations of SCR 1325.

News and Events: highlights recent news and upcoming events related to women, peace ands security taking place on a local, national, regional and international levels.

An interactive submission function in each section allows visitors to share their own work and initiatives.

PeaceWomen will continue to transfer archives and build the website over the coming weeks and months. We would appreciate any feedback on the website, and any suggestions would be very welcome as we work together to improve information gathering, monitoring and sharing in all aspects of the women, peace and security agenda.

See the new site at: www.peacewomen.org

Source:
WILPF via WUNRN