Pillars for Peace: Women's Participation in Promoting and Maintaining Peace in Colombia and Myanmar

Please join us at this panel event where speakers from Colombia, Myanmar and women's right organisations will be providing reflections and discussing their work on how they support women's participation in peace. Speakers will also draw the link between rapid response funding mechanisms and long-term capacity building and programming, exploring how these different approaches can feed into each other to promote the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

We will also be launching a summary report building on the LEAP4Peace Pillars for Peace report published last year which examined the role that women have played in negotiating and maintaining peace, and provided key recommendations based on the lessons learned.

The event will be moderated by Anne-Floor Dekker, Programme Manager Gender Peace and Security, WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform


To attend in person, please RSVP to info@gaps-uk.org by Tuesday 18th October.


Date: Friday 21st October
Time: 13.00 - 14.30 EDT
Venue: UK Mission to the UN, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 885 Second Avenue, New York


Sonia Farrey, Deputy Director Gender and Children in Conflict, UK Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Sara Offermans, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to the United Nations

Ghita El Khyari, Head of Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF)

May Sabe Phyu, Director, Gender Equality Network (GEN), Myanmar

Eva Tabbasam, Director, Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS)

Beatriz Quintero, Director of Red Nacional de Mujeres, Colombia

Marina Gallego, Director of Ruta Pacifica de Mujeres, Colombia