Madrid, september 2, 2020. Since September, the Mujeres por África Foundation has become a member of NATO’s Civil Society Advisory Panel.
This panel was created in 2016 to promote a closer collaboration with civil society in the promotion of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. It is a channel to facilitate consultation between NATO, represented by the Special Representative on Women, Peace and Security, and civil society on a regular and systematic basis.
The objective is to advance the priorities of the Agenda, sustainable peace and inclusive security, issues to which Mujeres por África is particularly committed, as shown by the fact that it has recently created, together with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the Women’s Alliance for Peace.
The NATO Civil Society Panel is composed of 15 experts, representing the views of various civil society organizations. Its members must have demonstrated knowledge and experience in issues related to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. It meets virtually on a monthly basis and in person once a year. Mujeres por África will be represented by professor and project coordinator Alicia Cebada.
There are five members of the Panel who come from the Allied countries, five who come from organizations in the partner countries and five members who represent organizations from countries or regions affected by conflict. Since September 2020, the Mujeres por África has occupied one of the five seats reserved for Allies.