WOMEN PARLIAMENTARIANS FROM CENTRAL ASIA AND AFGHANISTAN ADVANCE WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY AGENDA AT A REGIONAL SEMINAR ORGANIZED BY UNRCCA
On International Day of Peace, 21 September 2020, the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) organized an online regional seminar “Women Parliamentarians’ Partnership for Peace and Stability in Central Asia and Afghanistan”.
A four-day event gathered parliamentarians from the countries of the region with the aim to strengthen the role of women parliamentarians in promoting implementation of the Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
Participants will familiarize themselves with various legislative methods of creation and participation in parliamentary platforms and committees of women deputies working across the party lines on common initiatives of strategic importance for their countries.
Opening the seminar, SRSG Natalia Gherman addressed women parliamentarians as role models in their societies, initiating new types of leadership and social changes necessary to cope with multiple tasks in every country. “Women parliamentarians representing all levels of society have potential to build consensus on a broad range of issues through dialogue, mediation and negotiation efforts”, mentioned SRSG.
The event will provide an opportunity to share experience and good practices among women MPs on how they address threats to peace and security through specific parliamentary tools and mechanisms.
One of the expected outcomes of the seminar will be a newly created regional interparliamentary platform for women parliamentarians working together to find common solutions for regional and international issues.