GNWP media outreach for the 15th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325

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Greetings from New York!

October was a very busy month for the GNWP team. There were many events, panels, and meetings surrounding the Open Debate on WPS and the 15th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325. GNWP was also focused on media outreach.

GNWP’s Mavic Cabrera Balleza was in the news discussing what #‎1325Means, including the importance of women at the negotiating table. Cabrera Balleza also co-authored an Op-Ed on findings from the civil survey that fed into global study with GNWP consultant Daniele Goldberg.

GNWP in partnership with Peace Women/WILPF, UN Women, NGO working group on women, peace and security, International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict, and MADRE hosted a successful 48-hour multilingual “Tweet-for-Peace” tweet-a-thon on October 12-13th, 2015, to broaden the discussion on what #‎1325Means universally. Thank you to everyone who participated!

The organization launched an Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/gnwp_gnwp/ and also created its first podcast “GNWP Talks 1325” available on itunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gnwp-talks-1325/id1048985519 or on SoundCloud athttps://soundcloud.com/saadia-khan-178661306. The second podcast will feature coverage of the 15th Anniversary events and will be airing soon.

 

Links to articles and videos are below:

Women Seek Permanent Seat at Peace Negotiations – IPS News article featuring Mavic Cabrera Balleza.

http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/10/women-seek-permanent-seat-at-peace-negotiations/

As the UN Celebrates Empowerment of Women, a New Survey Shows Major Frustrations – PassBlue article by Danielle Goldberg and Mavic Cabrera Balleza.

http://passblue.com/2015/10/14/as-the-un-celebrates-empowerment-of-women-a-new-survey-shows-major-frustrations/

Huffpost Live – Ukraine, Democratic Debate: Top Stories Oct. 13 segment – Mavic Cabrera Balleza interviewed by Alyona Minkovski (roughly the 25 minute mark).

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/ukraine-democratic-debate-top-stories-oct-13/551d62bb2b8c2a852a0001d2

 

Warmly,

Lori and the GNWP International Coordinating Team