May is fast approaching and 1325 Policy Group’s Women Count – Civil Society Monitoring training in Baku, Azerbajian. The training which has been commissioned by the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation will be held 8-9th of May for civil society organizations and Kvinna till Kvinna partners. The workshop is part of Women Count – Azerbaijan, a project to monitor the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Azerbajian 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. 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 Baku.
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, Armenia, and Libya. This year we are exited to work with Azeri women’s organizations and support them with capacity building.
Photo: UN Photo, Martine Perret