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International Seminar on Women's Empowerment

WOMEN MAKING PEACE: WHERE ARE WE NOW? Maximizing the Impact of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, 10 Years On


Date: 8 September, 2010

Time: 14:30 – 17:30

Location: Elizabeth Rose Hall (5F), UNU Headquarters, Tokyo

Languages: English (Japanese interpretation will be provided)

Organized by: UNU-ISP, GAPW, SGI, NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

Contact: Nicholas Turner, UNU- ISP:

In October 2000, the UN Security Council (UNSC) passed a groundbreaking resolution on women, peace and security, UNSC resolution 1325. Ten years on, UNU is hosting a public forum in which diplomats, scholars and civil society leaders will assess efforts in different countries and at the UN, to ensure full participation by women in policies and practices aimed at successfully addressing violence and building peaceful communities.

The forum will include presentations from experts on UNSC resolution 1325 and its impact, a panel discussion, and the launch of “Women's Participation in Peace Processes”, a book by Kavitha Suthanthiraraj of Global Action to Prevent War (GAPW) published in cooperation with the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). The book will form the basis for an autumn 2010 advocacy campaign at UN Headquarters in New York during the 10th anniversary of UNSC resolution 1325.


To register for the conference, please complete the registration form available at the link below.


  • Jasmin Galace
    PhD, Associate Director of the Center for Peace Education at Miriam College, Quezon City, the Philippines
  • Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa
    Hosei University, Special Advisor to the President of Timor-Leste, Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Timor-Leste
  • Mikiko Otani
    International human rights lawyer in Japan, and member of the Programme and Management Committee of the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development
  • Shirine Jurdi
    Ph.D. candidate at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies; based at Lebanese American University.