In April 2016, Austria, as Chairman of the OSCE, organized a high-level retreat on effective peace processes and the inclusion of women, and Austria was able to collect concrete recommendations on how to increase women’s meaningful participation in peace processes.
Austria is committed to gender-responsive journalism and the protection of female journalists.
Austria has therefore pledged €1 million to support the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund.
In the context of fighting gender-based violence, Austria has scaled up its engagement against female genital mutilation and in 2018 has earmarked more than €1 million to help victims of such mutilation.
Austria supported Amnesty International in organizing a discussion on the theme “Defending Women — Defending Rights: Women Human Rights Defenders’ Perspectives and Challenges” on the margins of the informal European Union Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Vienna on 28 August.
Made a statement affirming support for the WPS Agenda, but no specific commitment made