Canada and Japan as Partners to Advance Women, Peace and Security in the Indo-Pacific Region
Co-hosts: Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Embassy of Canada to Japan
In October 2022, the Foreign Ministers of Canada and Japan jointly announced an action plan to advance shared priorities in the Indo-Pacific region. One of the initiatives that both sides agreed to undertake is cooperation on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) including via engagement with ASEAN countries.
At its core, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) emphasizes that all people, including women and girls in all their diverse identities, have the same right as men to influence decisions that affect them – including decisions on peace and security. Despite evidence which demonstrates peace outcomes are more sustainable when women are fully and meaningfully involved, women remain dramatically underrepresented in decision-making processes about peace and security. The WPS agenda seeks to mainstream a gender perspective into all peace and security activities and strategies and to ensure the full, equal and meaningful participation of women in all conflict-prevention, conflict-resolution, and post-conflict relief and recovery efforts, as well as peacebuilding mechanisms and institutions.
Canadian experts will brief about effective implementation of the WPS agenda, including some examples and challenges from Canada and around the world, followed by a discussion between the Honourable Melanie Joly, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and experts on ways for Canada and Japan to work together as likeminded partners to advance WPS in the Indo-Pacific region.
Should you wish to participate, please fill out the application form provided on this page by 15:00 on Monday, November 6 (JST).
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