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Advocacy in Switzerland

Advocacy is an important area of activity for PeaceWomen Across the Globe. In alliance with other civil society organisations, PWAG is committed to the implementation of key human rights standards ‒ focusing on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and its follow-up resolutions, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. PWAG is committed to women's rights, both worldwide and in Switzerland. Because women's rights are human rights.

National Action Plan (NAP) 1325

PeaceWomen Across the Globe, together with KOFF (the Swiss Platform for Peace-building) and the feminist peace organisation cfd, is coordinating the civil society follow-up of the 4th Swiss National Action Plan (NAP) on «Women, Peace, Security». Launched in late October 2018, the NAP 1325 defines measures to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which since 2000 has required more women to participate in peace processes worldwide and to be protected from conflict violence. The goal of the civil society follow-up is to make the NAP better known and more relevant in the practice of peacebuilding.

Project description

Swiss NAP 1325 2018-2022

Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women CEDAW

As part of the post-Beijing NGO coordination, PWAG, together with other civil society organisations, monitors the implementation of the recommendations of the CEDAW Committee to Switzerland, trains and mobilises civil society organisations for this monitoring and coordinates the civil society shadow report. PWAG pays particular attention to the two paragraphs on women, peace and security.

Concluding Observations of the CEDAW Committee on the combined fourth and fifth periodic reports of Switzerland

Platform Agenda 2030

PWAG is a member of the civil society Platform Agenda 2030, which monitors Switzerland's implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. An alternative report to the government report was presented at the 2018 UN High Level Political Forum. PWAG refers in particular to SDG 5 on gender equality and SDG 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions.

How sustainable is Switzerland? Implementing the 2030 Agenda from a civil society perspective

Response to Switzerland's International Cooperation 2021-2024

The feminist peace organisations PeaceWomen Across the Globe, cfd and NGO Coordination post Beijing Switzerland published a joint response to Switzerland's strategy on International Cooperation 2021-2024 that contains nine concrete demands, including: gender equality must become an explizit goal.

Response (German)