For the first time, civil society is an implementing partner in Switzerland’s National Action Plan 1325. The past two years were dedicated to investigating how care relates to women’s participation and peacebuilding.
This virtual conference is the culmination of this project where key findings will be presented and discussed in a broader context with civil society actors and policymakers.
We will touch upon care’s fundamental contribution to everyone’s sense of security all while being a major obstacle to women’s participation and why it should therefore be at the center of peacebuilding. We will furthermore highlight how Switzerland could reach the feminist peace vision behind the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, by anchoring it in domestic politics too.
Leymah Gbowee (Peace activist & Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Liberia)
Anna Leissing (Head of KOFF, swisspeace, Switzerland)
Barbara Dätwyler (Head of the Multilateral Division of the Humanitarian Aid, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland)
Talia Wohl (Senior Advisor Women, Peace and Security, FDFA, Switzerland)
Leandra Bias (Civil Society NAP 1325 Project Lead, KOFF/swisspeace, Switzerland)
Florence Mwikali (Project Coordinator at Peace Brigades International, Kenya)
Elvira Wiegers (Central Secretary for Health and Care, trade union VPOD, Switzerland)
Theodora Leite (Program manager for migration policy, cfd, Switzerland)