Project Brief – Women, Peace and Cybersecurity: Promoting Women’s Peace and Security in the Digital World (2021-2023) for the Asia-Pacific Region
The Women, Peace and Security agenda recognizes the multiple roles that women have in conflict situations and in peace efforts. Since its adoption over two decades ago, much has happened to the global playing field, and non-traditional security issues - including cybersecurity - are increasingly relevant to international peace and security. In 2021, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific initiated the regional project “Women, Peace and Cybersecurity: Promoting Women’s Peace and Security in the Digital World”, to ensure that women meaningfully participate in cybersecurity decision-making processes and online peacebuilding efforts, in the prevention of cybersecurity threats and cybercrimes, and contribute to reforming cybersecurity laws, policies and norms. The project is implemented with the generous support of the Government of the Republic of Korea, and the Government of Australia under the Cyber & Critical Tech Cooperation Program, and falls under the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Regional Framework Towards Peaceful, Inclusive Societies: Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and Inclusive Governance in the Asia Pacific Region. Learn more about UN Women’s approaches to conflict-sensitive and gender-responsive cybersecurity in this brief.