“Tweet for Peace” Tweet-a-thon

“Tweet for Peace” Tweet-a-thon

NewYork City, September 22, 2015: To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the groundbreaking United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, and highlight its impact, the Global Network of Women Peace builders (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, MADRE and others will host a 48-hour multilingual “Tweet-for-Peace” tweet-a-thon on October 12-13th, 2015, ahead of the 15th anniversary celebrations of UNSCR 1325, including the release of the Global Study on the implementation of resolution 1325 (2000).

GNWP is calling on all women peace activists and human rights defenders, policy makers, practitioners, media and other stakeholders to answer the question: “What does 1325 mean to you?” The consistent use of the hashtags: #1325Means and #1325at15 will generate responses that capture a variety of perspectives on what UNSCR 1325 means to individuals and organizations locally, nationally, regionally and globally.

The tweet-a-thon will begin at 8:00 AM (US Eastern Standard Time) on October 12th and continue until 11:59 PM EST on October 13th. A follow-up tweet-a-thon #1325Octoberandbeyond will be carried out during the Peace Forum (October 28-30th) to build on the “Tweet-for-Peace” momentum and to reiterate unflinching commitment to the women and peace and security agenda.

Apart from tweets, participants are encouraged to share images/videos or links on twitter capturing the essence of hashtag #1325Means in their respective communities. The goal is to generate organic and spontaneous responses from diverse audiences around the world.

GNWP and its partners encourage everyone to participate in the “Tweet-for-Peace” tweet-a-thon in any language. Be heard, make change, and Tweet-for-Peace!

Please sign up for the tweet-a-thon at http://doodle.com/poll/7ni8yctfgh9g87ym

For more information about the tweet-a-thon, please contact

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