The Second Annual meeting of NATO Civil Society Advisory Panel (CSAP) on Women, Peace and Security was held from 1 to 3 October 2017 in Brussels, where Igballe Rogova, Executive Director of Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) participated as a member of the Core Group.
By this meeting, NATO aimed at ensuring and strengthening a dialogue with actors of civil society, which will continue to contribute to the matters brought forward in the Women, Peace and Security agenda. For this purpose, CSAP worked during these days in drafting a strategic framework, recommendations and work plan for operations and missions led by NATO in the future.
Rogova shared the long advocacy work on the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1323. “Since the Resolution was passed in 2000, we have been using it when advocating for the women’s rights to participate in decision making. We have advanced the drafting of a report which is highly influential for NATO and other actors Facts and Fables 1325 concerning the implementation of Resolution 13225 on Women, Peace and Security in Kosovo.”
On the second day of this annual meeting, the Vice Secretary General of NATO, Ms. Rose Gotemoeller heard directly the Advisory Panel’s recommendations.
NATO and its partners acknowledge the importance of the civil society role in promoting the Women, Peace and Security agenda, women and girls’ empowerment and protection of their rights. Through the Civil Society Advisory Panel on Women, Peace and Security, NATO wishes to systematically benefit from the knowledge and expertise of civil society in order to further develop the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Upon the invitation of Ambassador Marriët Schuurman, NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, Rogova is a member of the NATO Civil Society Advisory Panel on Women, Peace and Security, established during 2016.