Issues and Topics

  • Topics

    The topics of the sessions:

    • Setting the Framework: (Linking) Sustainable Development and Promotion of Peace
    • Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls
    • Women, Peace and Security
    • Parliamentary Session: Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality: Next-Steps
  • Themes

    Discussions during sessions will take into account the following cross-cutting themes:

    • Defining peaceful societies in the context of sustainable development
    • Centrality of Inclusion in promoting peaceful societies
    • Good governance and rule of law at the national and international levels, and equal access to justice for all
    • Strengthening national and international institutions, through cooperation, for capacity building at all levels to prevent violence and combating terrorism and crime
    • Women’s full and effective participation in leadership at all levels of decision-making in public life
    • Economic Opportunities and Empowerment of women
    • Women’s Equal Access to Health Care and Education
    • Reviewing and strengthening policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels
    • Protection of the Rights of Women in Conflict and Elimination all forms of violence against all women and girls in public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation
    • Women’s diverse post-conflict needs, both urgent and long-term
    • Reparation for victims of violence and healing
    • Women’s participation and representation in various aspects of conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peace building
  • Working Groups

    • Women’s Full and Effective Participation and Equal Opportunities for Leadership
    • Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against All Women And Girls
    • Good Governance and the Rule of Law
    • Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women in Conflict
    • Women’s Participation and Representation in Various Aspects of Conflict Prevention and Resolution
  • Parliamentary Roundtable: Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality: Next-Steps (closed session)

    • How can we promote women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership?
    • What are the Economic, healthcare and education needs of women in conflict situations
    • What specific roles women can play in elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls?
    • What measures do we need to take in order to address the urgent needs of women in conflict?

Summit 2016