IWTC HOSTS STRATEGY SESSION ON UNSCR 1820, SEPT 21-25, 2009 The International Women's Tribune Centre is organizing a strategy session where women from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burma, Nepal, the Netherlands and Canada
will come together to share experiences on their work with implementing
international policies like Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 in
conflict-affected countries, and begin a strategic and practical
“grounding” in their work with SCR 1820.The goalsof the session
are to develop country- specific strategies and explore collective
strategies for the full implementation of SCR 1820, which recognizes
sexual violence as a tactic of war and links it with the maintenance of
international peace and security; and to examine which components of
this resolution have relevance to each participant’s country.
During the session, IWTC will be hosting a blog which will include papers and documents on SCR 1820;
photographs, video and mini-interviews with participants; and updates
and blog posts from participants as the session unfolds.
IWTC has produced an assessment paper on SCR 1820 entitled United Nations Security Council Resolution 1820: A Preliminary Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities to serve as a primary resource for this session. Access the paper at:http://www.iwtc.org/1820blog/1820_paper.pdf