International: Virtual peace conference: 1325 Cyberdialogue

14 October 2010

The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) in partnership with a number of other international organisations* has announced a virtual peace conference connecting women from conflict zones around the world to examine progress made since the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 in 2000.

"1325 is a powerful tool for asserting women's rights and access to power," says Mavic Cabrera-Balleza International Coordinator of The Global Network for Women Peacebuilders (GNWP). "But we need to hear from the women on the ground, who are trying to live what that document has promised. In our peace web conferences, women from Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflict zones will join us to tell their stories and really put a face on what Resolution 1325 has accomplished and what they still need from governments and the UN."

The first cyberdialogue discussing UNSCR 1325 will take place on Monday, October 25th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm EST.

This event will bring together global policy makers such as Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and currently UNDP Administrator and women from all over the world for a web-enabled, real-time conversation. The agenda for this Cyber Dialogue will include a detailed account of what has transpired on a global scale since the inception of UNSCR 1325 in 2000.

The second cyberdialogue is scheduled on October 29th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm EST.

The cyberdialogue is one of the many events taking place as part of the Peace Fair at the UN Church Centre from October 25-29, 2010. It has been made possible by the Open Society Institute and facilitated by local offices of UNDP.

WHAT: Peace cyberdialogue with women peace builders from conflict zones world wide
WHEN: 25 and 29th October, 2010
WHERE: UN Church Center ---777 UN Plaza (corner of East 44th St. and 1st Avenue)
WHY: To discuss progress, gaps and glitches in the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and identify priorities for action

Contact Person:
Mavic Cabrera-Balleza (; tel: 212 729 1062

*Hague Appeal for Peace (HAP), Centro de Educación e Investigación para la Paz (CEIPAZ), International Civil society Action Network (ICAN), United Methodist Women, Peace Women Across the Globe,

The Global Network for Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)