Under the slogan “Together We Can Lead the Peace” Besme International Group for Humanitarian Assistance auspices by ESCWA the House of UN organized a workshop to build the capacities of political analysis and advocacy for peace maker leaders from Yemen. With the presence of the General Manager of Besme Mrs. Gulshan Saglam, Director of Woman’s Center in ESCWA Ms. Mahrinaz Awadi, from UN Ms. Amina Rashid Regional Consultant on Gender Issue Woman’s Center, from ESCWA Mr. Raidan Sakaf, Besme Deputy Manager Mr. Niazi Atay and the Project Manager Mrs. Fatma Atay.

Overall Objectives: 
Build the capacities of political analysis and advocacy for peace maker leaders from Yemen. Specific objectives: -Lead women to negotiable table and increase their representation either as participants or observers or consultants according to clear criteria in the selection mechanism, which ensures equal representation. -Support to increase the number of women in the negotiation minimum by 30%. -Ensuring gender equality in the financial budgets of reconstruction programs. -A plan will be set based on 1325 resolution to support women’s participation in peace negotiation.
The Yemeni women political activists and participants meeting agenda in all stages of the political process in Yemen included as follow: I. Brief presentation on general concepts of politics and political participation of women. II. Presentation of the Agenda for Women, Peace and Security. III. Discussion on various topics on peace, political participation and resolution 1325. IV. A series of interventions and presentations on enhancing women’s participation in politics. V. Presentation on advocacy and lobbying for the role of women in advancing the peace process. VI. Closing of the workshop and recommendations
Start Date
Tue, 04/04/2017 - 9:00am to Fri, 07/04/2017 - 11:30pm
Project Status
Project Timeframe
Intervention Sector(s):
Peace & Security
Project Location:
Riad El Solh Str. Nejmeh
Beirut , Beirut
Beirut LB
Collaboration with Other Organisations
United Nations ESCWA