"The aims of the workshop were to: Provide a comparative overview of the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Africa. Analyse the conflicts in Southern Africa. Obtain first-hand knowledge from women in the region on their peace and security challenges. Share experiences and lessons learnt on promoting women’s participation in peace and security. Track the implementation of Article 28 of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. Launch a SADC Gender Alliance gender, peace and security cluster."