As March is fast approaching, 1325 Policy Group and a network of Libyan women’s organizations is in the middle of preparations for a workshop on civil society monitoring, to be held in Tripoli next month. The workshop is part of Women Count – Libya, a project to monitor the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Libya and advocate for intensified efforts to increase women’s participation and adress sexual violence.
The participants will be trained in monitoring, the use of indicators, and data collection and analysis. After the workshop they will spend the spring and summer collecting data and producing an in-country monitoring report for Libya. The report will be published and launched by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) during the anniversary of UNSCR 1325 in October in New York as well as later in the fall in Tripoli.
Every year civil society in approximately 15-20 countries take part in GNWPs global monitoring project Women Count. The project is the result of the realization that in order to effectvely advocate for the women, peace, and security agenda there is a need for data on the level of implementation.
1325 Policy Group’s staff have previously monitored Sweden and supported civil society organizations in a number of countries, including South Sudan and Armenia. This year we are exited to work with Libyan women’s organizations and support them with capacity building. Throughout the year you will be able to follow the work in Libya and the launch in New York on our website.