Despite the absence of active armed conflicts, Latin America is a region that faces complex challenges, including high levels of organised crime, democratic and environmental deterioration and political violence. These challenges have a significant impact, particularly on women, including those from marginalized backgrounds such as Afro-descendant and Indigenous communities across the continent.
While women are disproportionally affected by violence and conflict, they are also leading the way in finding solutions and building peace. From mediating conflicts, to advocating for land rights, environmental conservation and human rights, courageous women are making a difference in their societies.
This event will feature some of the most prominent and knowledgeable voices from the region – women who are working on climate security and environmental peacebuilding – to exchange experiences and learn more about their invaluable contributions to sustainable peace and human security.
In the framework of the UN Security Council’s Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, this event will also explore how international frameworks like UN Security Council Resolution 2242 of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda and General recommendation 30 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) are applicable and relevant in the region.
Note that this event will be held in English, Portuguese and Spanish with simultaneous translation in the three languages.
Join us for this inspiring event in New York or virtually by registering here: