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When the Going Gets Tough: Women and the future of Global Peace and Security - New Centre Director Sanam Naraghi Anderlini discusses the role, experiences and ongoing contributions of women, particularly national and transnational women's movements in tackling some of the the world's most intractable security threats and conflicts.
Intractable Conflicts, Inspired Peacemakers: Voices from the frontline - Members of the Women Mediators from across the Commonwealth Network explore the value of mediation and peacebuilding and how this work can enhance and link with the regional, national and international peace processes and mechanisms.
Rethinking Peace From a Queer Feminist Perspective What does peace mean in today’s world of endless wars? Why has the project of ‘universal peace’, so ardently hoped for by the drafters of the UN Charter in 1945, failed so profoundly? Professor Otto reflects on these questions through three stories of peace.
A Feminist Perspective of the Syrian Political Process: Return of Displaced Syrians, Reconstruction, and an Engendered Constitution - Event launching the policy papers by the Syrian Women’s Political Movement on an engendered constitution, the return of displaced Syrians and reconstruction. 10 June 2019.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity as Part of the WPS Project - Panel discussion on the inclusion and collaboration with LGBTQ individuals in the WPS agenda. 28 May 2019.
What Does a Gender Perspective Bring to Crimes Against Humanity Genocide, and War Crimes? Event launching the European Research Council research project, Gendered Peace 2 May 2019.
Women and Weapons Event launching the Arts and Humanities Research Council research project, A Feminist International Law of Peace and Security 13 December 2018.
From Pillars to Practice: pushing the boundaries of 'Women, Peace and Security' Panel discussion launching the Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace and Security 29 November 2018
#AidToo: where do we go from here? Panel event considering how different sectors and disciplines understand the scope of the #AidToo movement. 15 Ocober 2018
From Transitional To Transformative: justice for conflict-related violence against women Event launching 'Conflict-related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition' by Aisling Swaine 23 April 2018.
Measuring Progress on Women's Inclusion, Justice and Security. A panel discussion on the UK launch of the Women, Peace and Security Index - the first global index bridging both women’s inclusion and access to justice, as well as security. 30 November 2017.
Gender equality: How can the UN lead? A panel discussion on why the UN remains deeply unequal in relation to gender, and suggested methods for addressing this issue. 7 November 2017.
Feminist social mobilisation in the negotiation and construction of peace in Colombia. Erika Rodríguez Gómez talks about her experience as a human rights defender and shares her reflections about the current situation in Colombia. 18 October 2017.
Chile: promoting the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean. Liuteneant Commander Marcela Vergara discusses the Chilean approach to implementation of the WPS agenda, and why it is both a national and collective responsibility. 28 September 2017.
UN Peace Operations: Politics, Human Rights and Leadership. Current and former women leaders of UN peace operations discuss some of the most challenging aspects facing UN peace operations today. 21 September 2017.
Women, Peace and Security in practice in Pakistan. Activist in Residence at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security and Co-founder of PAIMAN Alumni Trust, Mossarat Qadeem, discusses her work engaging communities in preventing and countering violent extremism. 1 August 2017.
International Law and New Wars. By failing to address 'new wars' international law has added to insecurity. Is it time for a second generation human security resting upon the laws of humanity? Christine Chinkin and Mary Kaldor, joined by Javier Solana, discuss their new book International Law and News Wars. 20 June 2017.
Women, Peace and Security in the Global Arena. Leaders from academic units dedicated to women / gender, peace and security discuss how scholars and researchers worldwide holding governments to account for their local and international women, peace and security commitments. 5 June 2017.
Tightening the Purse Strings: What countering terrorism financing costs gender equality and security. Isabelle Geuskens and Jayne Huckerby, joined by Zarina Khan, discuss their report on the impact of countering terrorism financing on women civil society and women's rights. 8 May 2017.
Butterfly Politics. Catharine A MacKinnon discussing her new book, in which she argues that the right seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly effect that generates major social and cultural transformations. 18 May 2017.
Combatting and Preventing Violence against Women: from CEDAW to Istanbul and beyond. Dr Dubravka Šimonović, Visiting Professor in Practice and UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences discusses her remit, current challenges and priorities. 12 January 2017.
Working on Gender Equality in Fragile Contexts. A panel with Caroline Sweetman (chair), Bele Grau, Diana Koester, Corrie Sissons, Rainatou Sow and Hannah Bond (discussant) convened for the launch of Gender and Development journal’s new issue, which is dedicated to the challenges of working on gender in fragile contexts. 6 December 2016. Download Video.
Women's Human Rights and Access to Justice for Gender-Based Violence: A view from legal practice in the UK. Discussion with Karon Monaghan, Pragna Patel and Harriet Wistrich of the challenges in securing women's and girls' access to justice for gender-based violence, in the context of the UK's existing human rights obligations and the campaign for ratification of the Istanbul Convention. 10 November 2016.
Social Transformation in Post Conflict Nepal: A gender perspective. Panel discussion with Punam Yadav, Marsha Henry, David N Gellner and Christine Chinkin (chair) on Punam Yadav's book, the first study to provide empirical evidence on the relationship between armed conflict and social transformation from a gender perspective. 8 November 2016.
Video: Tackling Sexual Violence in Conflict: An integrated approach. Panel event co-hosted with the UK Gender Action for Peace and Security Network and Women for Women International, with Baroness Anelay, the UK Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Brita Fernandez Schmidt and Antoinette Uwimana.
Video: Myths and Realities in Women, Peace and Security. Public lecture by Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and Visiting Professor in Practice. 22 September 2016.
The Challenge of Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Crimes. Michelle Jarvis. Keynote delivered during the conference Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: What have we learnt? 16 June 2016.
Challenges in Investigating and Prosecuting at the International Level. Patricia Sellers and Maxine Marcus; Chair: Christine Chinkin. This panel discussion took place during the conference Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: What have we learnt? 16 June 2016.
Anything Can Happen: Mapping challenges and opportunities in the post-2015 women, peace and security agenda. Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, introduced by Associate Professor Laura J Shepherd. Keynote delivered during the Women, Peace and Security Post 2015: concepts, criticisms, challenges workshop on 9 March 2016.
On International Women's Day, Visiting Fellows Dr Paul Kirby and Associate Professor Laura J Shepherd took part in Reintroducing Women, Peace and Security, the launch of a special issue of International Affairs. Also speaking: Dr Soumita Basu and Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin. Listen to the podcast (on Chatham House site).
The Politics of Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court: Legacies and legitimacy. Does the International Criminal Court's poor record in prosecuting sexual and gender-based crimes threaten its ongoing legitimacy? Professor Louise Chappell discusses her new book and the challenges and opportunities confronting the ICC.
Towards a Feminist Foreign Policy. Activist, social entrepreneur and media commentator Zainab Salbi, in discussion with Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström. Download Audio I Video
Women, Peace and Security Conversations: Exploring issues old and new with Professor Cynthia Enloe. Dr Marsha Henry in conversation with Professor Cynthia Enloe on the Centre's agenda; the gendered effects of militarisation; the question of gender relations as causal in the militarisation and war; and much more.
CEDAW Today: Evolution and challenges in a conflict-affected world. Jane Connors, former chief of the Women's Rights Division in the UN, and Dr Lilian Hofmeister, current member of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. presented and take questions on the role and development of CEDAW.
Women, Peace and Security: tackling the cycle of violence. Professor Christine Chinkin explored UNSCR 1325, PSVI, and the international legal framework for addressing violence against women and promoting human rights for women, themes central to the context and ambition for the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. Download: Audio I Video
Centre for Women, Peace and Security launch event. Former UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie speak at the Centre's launch event on 10 February 2015.
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