The Month in WPS: February 2019

In advance of International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March last week, ASPI published its monthly update on Women, Peace and Security (“WPS”), which features various news items of significance from around the world. In particular:

  • Germany, in conjunction with other States, recently held an Arria-formula meeting at the UN to discuss accountability for sexual violence in armed conflict;
  • In Bangladesh, the displacement of Rohingya refugee women has led to them taking up new roles in their communities; and
  • The ASPI “Strategist” website will be running its annual series on WPS over the next few weeks, focusing on the upcoming 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 next year.