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8 November 2018

#GPW18: The Women’s Situation Room: Women and Youth Partnering for Peace to Secure Free and Democratic Elections

When: 1045-1200

Venue: Palais des Nations, Room V

As real-time intervention to prevent and manage electoral violence, Women’s Situation Rooms have contributed to peaceful and more inclusive elections in Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Senegal since 2011. This panel will explore how a Women’s Situation Room works, what this approach to peacebuilding has achieved, and how it impacts security sector reform (SSR) in fragile environments.

As explained by Councillor Yvette Chesson-Wureh, a high-profile jurist in Liberia and the US and creator of the Women's Situation Room: 'The stabilization of fragile democracies through the Women’s Situation Room is phenomenal as civil society groups of women and youths are taking the peace of their countries into their own hands. This saves the international communities millions of dollars that they would need to stabilize these countries were they to have electoral violence.'

Partners: Angie Brooks International Centre for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership, Development, International Peace and Security, Liberia.

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Please note, anyone without a valid UNOG grounds pass must register via the UNOG registration system (INDICO), in ADDITION TO registering to attend the event, at Eventbrite. They will then receive a single badge valid from 7 to 9 November 2018 and will be able to attend all events of Geneva Peace Week 2018 without further additional registration.

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About Geneva Peace Week 2018

Geneva Peace Week 2018 emphasizes the imperative of finding peaceful solutions to the growing risks of violent conflict, building on lessons from history and the needs for future peacebuilding practice. DCAF is co-organizing six events during Geneva Peace Week 2018 with a range of partner organizations drawn from International Geneva.