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Africana Women Working Group at the UN-UN75 and Gender Roles in Shaping Peace Together
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For the United Nations, 2020 was already meant to be a year of listening and learning. To mark its 75th anniversary, the UN has invited millions of people worldwide to join UN75, the largest and furthest-reaching global conversation on building the peaceful and prosperous future that we want.
As we struggle to defeat COVID-19, your voice is more important than ever. In these difficult times of physical distancing, this International Day of Peace will be dedicated to fostering dialogue and collecting ideas. The world will be invited to unite and share thoughts on how to weather this storm, heal our planet and change it for the better. Even though we may not be able to stand next to each other, we can still dream together.
The 2020 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Shaping Peace Together.” Celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic. Stand together with the UN against attempts to use the virus to promote discrimination or hatred. Join us so that we can shape peace together.
Women have continued to be the harbinger of peace across the world. Women are also victims of peace in various forms including domestic violence. We are obliged to utilize the period of UNGA Session on UN Day of Peace to bring to discussion and share integrative ways by which women can be a solution to their common situation on peace and security. The event will highlight of UN75 and Women Dialogue, International Day of Peace, 25years of Beijing declaration and Platform of Action and COVID19 and women
The program via zoom will evaluate and share integrative opinion on the following:
• 75 years of UN and World Women Dialogue
• Overview of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and SDG 16 on Women and Peace
• Shaping Peace Together and World Women
• Global Ceasefire: Women and COVID 19-Challenges and Experiences
• Book Launch-“Women in Her War Room”
• Gender Roles in Shaping Peace Together
• A Call to Action-Charting the future: more equal, inclusive and sustainable for Women
The outcome will encourage the work of office of First Ladies, women organizations and advocates in their efforts to shape the world for a peaceful habitation for all women.