Social Protection during conflict and war

Given that the eradication of GBV is a core objective for the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL), the global initiator and coordinator of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence Campaign, UNFPA will be partnering with the centre to host a joint session during the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) with the objective of highlighting the need to look at social protection systems through the lens of gender, taking into consideration the risks of violence against women and girls in the context of the Syria crisis region and the disintegration of social, political, legal and economic structures which have made accountability elusive. The discussion will illustrate how these risks and realities pose a challenge to resilience and peace in the long-term, as understood in a broad sense and with a focus on women's active role as peacebuilders.