This public event offered a preview of the approach underlying the Report’s preparation as well as an overview of its emerging findings. The purpose was to draw on the expertise, experience, and insight of the wider Geneva community concerned with the gender dimensions of peacebuilding, with a focus on concrete recommendations for reforming the way that the international community engages women systematically in the resolution of conflict and the rebuilding of war-torn states.
In order to frame the discussion, Robert Jenkins, the Lead Author of the Report, offered a brief overview of the focus, messages and recommendations covered by the Report. Mandated by Security Council Resolution 1889 with an eye to systematically improving the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325, the Report examines the needs of women and girls in post-conflict environments and the constraints to women’s participation in planning, financing, and recovery. The Report is intended to identify organizational gaps, enhance the capacity of actors, and assign key responsibilities.