Women and Young People in Peace Processes: Synergies and Cross-learning
UN Women’s Regional Office for the Arab States, in collaboration with UN Women Country Offices in Iraq, Libya, and Yemen, organized a two-day meeting Women and Young People in Peace Processes: Synergies and Cross-learning, funded by the Government of Germany. The meeting was held in Beirut, Lebanon and sought to provide a space for inter-generational dialogue between women and young people from countries affected by the conflict in the MENA region, to exchange strategies that have been utilized to mitigate conflict, to broker dialogue and influence track 1 peace processes in the region. Through this exchange and dialogue, the meeting sought to identify opportunities for strategic alliances and to define common demands. With the Youth, Peace and Security agenda building on the two decades of experiences from the Women, Peace and Security agenda, the meeting brought together experienced women’s peace leaders and youth activists from Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen.