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Pre-side Event to the Review Process of UN SCR 1325 : Public Discussion: “10 years after UN SCR 1325: Conflict Prevention Mechanisms” with Ms Mary Robinson

On 2 September 2010, the Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, chaired by Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) and co-chaired by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), organized, as a pre-side Event to the review process of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, a panel discussion on the mechanisms of Prevention.


  • Ms Mary Robinson, President, Realizing Rights; Member, Council of Elders; UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 1997-2002; President of Ireland 1990-1997
  • Ms Bineta Diop, Executive Director, Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS)
  • Ms Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, General Secretary, World YWCA

Chair:  Ms Madeleine Rees, Secretary General, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)


The Event flyer can be downloaded here.


Panel Event

International Women’s Day 2010: Watershed for Women’s Human Right and Empowerment

This Event was held on Monday 8 March 2010 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, and included 2 panels.


I. 10:00- 11:00am: “2010: Watershed for Women’s Human Rights and  Empowerment”

Focus on the integration of women’s rights in the UN System with reference to innovative ideas, such as a better co-ordination between CEDAW and the UPR of the Human Rights Council.

Moderator: Conchita Poncini (IFUW) President NGO CSW- Geneva


  • Ms. Navanethem Pillay; High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • HE Mr. Marius Grinius, Ambassador of Canada to the UN
  • Ms. Muriel Berset, Minister, Head of Office, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
  • Mr. Patrice Robineau, Senior Advisor to the Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)


II. 11:00- 12:00: “Beijing + 15: Creating New Mechanisms to Accelerate the Implementation of the Platform for Action”

Consideration of the effectiveness of some of the  emerging mechanisms such as the recently adopted UNGA resolution to set up a composite entity in the UN on women,  implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security”, as well as SCR 1820, 1888 and 1889

Moderator:  Krishna Ahoojapatel (WILPF) Vice- president, NGO CSW-Geneva


  • Ms. Joanina Karugaba, SGBV Technical Specialist UNHCR – Implementation 1820
  • Ms. Bineta Diop, Director, Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS)
  • Ms. Stephanie Joubert, Expert Cordaid, “1888 & 1889”
  • Ms. Annelise Ebbe, President, WILPF , “Beijing+15 & 1325”
  • Ms. Natalie Fisher-Spalton, Deputy General Secretary, YWCA,  “Gender Equality Architecture  Reform” GEAR


Events reports & statements for download:

A report on this event made by WILPF

Statements Summaries

Statement by Madame Navanethem Pillay, United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights  (also on the OHCHR website)

Statement by Ambassador Marius Grinius, Canada

Statement by Madame Natalie Fisher-Spalton, Deputy Secretary General of World YWCA

Statement by Madame Annelise Ebbe, International Co-President of WILPF