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YPFP Brussels: Gender, Violence and War: How Successful has the International Community been at Integrating the Role of Women into Peace and Security Policy?

May 21, 2013 07:00 pm

Location

Renaissance Hotel in Rue du Parnasse 19 1050 Ixelle Brussels
Belgium

What: Gender, Violence and War: How Successful has the International Community been at Integrating the Role of Women into Peace and Security?
When: Tuesday 21 May, 19:00 - 21:00
Where: Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 15, 1050 Ixelles
Who: All - members and non-members
This event is kindly sponsored by NATO.

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Twelve years ago, the United Nations adopted Security Council Resolution 1325, acknowledging the disproportionate impact of war and insecurity on women and children. With this and further related UN Resolutions as inspiration, international organisations such as NATO have vowed to consider the gender aspect of conflict: but how well are we doing? Where does gender policy start for soldiers - on the battlefield, or in the barracks? Are civilian womens’ rights adequately protected in warzones from Afghanistan to Mali, and what challenges remain? What are the social, economic and political benefits of an effective gender policy in post-conflict reconstruction  - and are we exploiting them fully? Are international policymakers taking 1325 seriously, at every level?

YPFP, in cooperation with NATO, proudly presents this high level panel debate, and offers you the opportunity to discuss issues of gender, violence and war in an interactive Q&A session with senior experts, followed by a cocktail reception for networking and further debate. Sign up here.

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Speakers:

Charlotte Isaksson, Gender Advisor to NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, SHAPE HQ
Simon TordjmanPolicy Analyst, UN Women Brussels Office
Antonia Potter Prentice, Senior Associate; Gender and Peacebuilding, European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO)
Giji Gya, from The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

 

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