Connecting Women and Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth and Peace and Security (YPS) to Beijing+25 and the Generation Equality Forum

Connecting Women and Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth and Peace and Security (YPS) to Beijing+25 and the Generation Equality Forum

In the lead-up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, and the 5th anniversary of UNSCR 2250, women and youth peacebuilders formed a coalition to discuss urgent, intersecting issues related to the full and effective implementation of the Women and Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth and Peace and Security (YPS) agendas. This civil society-led coalition—the Beijing+25 WPS-YPS Action Coalition—presents the following key messages and recommendations, which strongly reflect local voices from conflict-affected communities, organized by thematic areas of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. These must be integrated into all Beijing+25/Generation Equality Forum processes and outcome documents.

Published by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders on behalf of the civil society-led Beijing+25 Women and Peace and Security (WPS) – Youth and Peace and Security (YPS) Action Coalition

© 2020 Beijing+25 WPS-YPS Action Coalition

Printed in New York, New York, USA

Authors

Mallika Iyer and Mavic Cabrera Balleza

Contributors

Agnieszka Fal Dutra Santos

Dinah Lakehal

Heela Yoon

Katrina Leclerc

Editor

Eleonore Veillet-Chowdhury

Layout and Design

Katrina Leclerc

Please feel free to use and cite parts of this publication, crediting the authors and the Beijing+25 WPS-YPS Action Coalition.

Acknowledgements

We thank participating organizations from the following countries for their contributions to this paper: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Iraq, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, South Sudan, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uganda, and the United States of America.