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Increasing engagement, raising awareness

The Centre for Women, Peace and Security hosts conferences, workshops, roundtable discussions, policy and practice oriented seminars and a range of open public events. 

Public events are open to all with no ticket required, unless otherwise stated. 

Forthcoming events

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Women and Weapons 
Thursday 13 December 2018, 6.30pm-8pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Launching a new project for a Feminist International Law of Peace and Security a panel of leading experts discuss the role of women and disarmament. Speakers: Ray Acheson, Dr Renata Dwan (pictured), Dr Rebecca Johnson, Dr Anna Stavrianakis. Chair: Professor Christine Chinkin

Past Events



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From Pillars to Practice: Pushing the Boundaries of ‘Women, Peace and Security' 29 November 2018
Speakers: Dr Toni Haastrup, Dr Henri Myrttinen. Dr Aisling Swaine, Professor Jacqui True. Chair: Bela Kapur
Play audio recording 


#AidToo: Where do we go from here?15 October 2018
Speakers:  Lesley Agams (pictured), Shaista Aziz, Aiko Holvikivi, Dr Armine Ishkanian. Chair: Dr Marsha Henry
Play audio recording


Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Strengthening legal responses in Somalia - 19 June 2018 International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
Speakers: Deqa Yasin; Antonia Mulvey Chair: Christine Chinkin
Read the Minister's speech


Displacement and Women's Economic Empowerment: Voices
of Displaced Women in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq - 24 April 2018
Speakers: Brita Fernandez Schmidt , Zeynep N. Kaya. 
Read: Executive Summary I Report 

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From Transitional To Transformative: justice for conflict-related violence against women - 23 April 2018 
Speakers: Christine Bell; Aisling Swaine. Chair: Christine Chinkin
Play audio recording 




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Measuring progress on women's inclusion, justice and security - 30 November 2017
Speakers: Gary L Darmstadt, Jeni Klugman, Anita Raj, Frances Stewart; Chair: Paul Kirby. 
Play audio recording. 


Gender Equality: How can the UN lead? - 7 November 2017
Speakers: Jane Connors, Aoife O'Donoghue, Rosalyn Park, Navi Pillay; Chair: Christine Chinkin. Play audio recording.

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Feminist social mobilisation in the negotiation and construction of peace in Colombia - 18 October 2017
Speaker: Erika Rodríguez Gómez; Chair: Lisa Gormley. 
Watch event recording

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UN Peace Operations: Politics, Human Rights and Leadership - 21 September 2017

Speakers: Diane Corner, Bintou Keita, Karin Landgren; Chair: Bela Kapur. Play audio recording.

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International Law and New Wars - 20 June 2017
Speakers: Christine Chinkin, Mary Kaldor, Javier Solana; Chair: Toby Dodge. Play audio recording

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Film Screening: Under the Shadow - 6 June 2017
Speakers: Sofia Candeias, Fiona Lloyd-Davies and Vava Tampa; Chair: Joanne Neenan.


Women, Peace and Security in the Global Arena - 5 June 2017

Speakers: Nana Bemma Nti, Christine Chinkin, Jeni Klugman, Jacqui True and Torunn L Tryggestad; Chair: Paul Kirby. Play audio recording.


Butterfly Politics - 18 May 2017 
Speaker: Catharine A MacKinnon; Chair: Christine Chinkin. Play audio recording.


After Rape: violence, justice and social harmony in Uganda - 9 May 2017 Speakers: Holly Porter, Adam Branch; Chair: Professor Tim Allen. Co-hosted with Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, the Department of International Development, the Justice and Security Research Programme and the International African Institute.


Tightening the Purse Strings: What countering terrorism financing costs gender equality and security - 8 May 2017 
Speakers: Isabelle Geuskens, Jayne Huckerby, Zarina Khan; Chair: Zeynep Kaya.
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Sexual Violence in War - 27 January 2017
Speaker: Elisabeth Jean Wood.

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Combatting and Preventing Violence against Women: from CEDAW to Istanbul and beyond - 12 January 2017

Speaker: Dr Dubravka Šimonović; Chair: Christine Chinkin. Play audio recording.








Working on Gender Equality in Fragile Contexts - 6 December 2016

Speakers: Bele Grau; Diana Koester; Corrie Sissons; Rainatou Sow; Discussant: Hannah Bond; Introduction: Christine Chinkin; Chair: Caroline Sweetman. Download Audio I Download Video.


Women's Human Rights and Access to Justice for Gender-Based Violence: A view from legal practice in the UK - 10 November 2016  

Speakers: Karon Monaghan, Pragna Patel and Harriet Wistrich; Chair: Lisa Gormley. Play audio recording.


Social Transformation in Post Conflict Nepal: A gender perspective - 8 November 2016
Speakers: Punam Yadav, Marsha Henry and David N. Gellner; Chair: Christine Chinkin. Play audio recording (Note: varying sound levels during Q&A session). 


Women and the Reform of the Security Sector in the D.R.Congo: Using UNSCR 1325 to ensure women’s participation in decision-making - 1 November 2016
Speakers: Eve Bazaiba, Furaha Mussanzi, Sophia Pickles; Chair: Marsha Henry.


Tackling Sexual Violence in Conflict: An integrated approach - 31 October 2016
Speakers: Baroness Anelay, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Antoinette Uwimana; Chair: Christine Chinkin. Video.


The Spectral Wound: Sexual violence, public memories and the Bangladesh war of 1971 - 13 October 2016
Speaker: Nayanika Mookherjee; Discussants: Erica Hall, Kolbassia Haoussou, Naila Kabeer, Denisa Kostovicova; Chair: Marsha Henry.

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Myths and Realities in Women, Peace and Security -  22 September 2016
Speaker: Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and Visiting Professor in Practice; Chair: Christine Chinkin. Download Video.


Women’s Participation and Decision Making in the Democratic Republic of Congo: The Rien San Les Femmes movement - 9 September 2016
Speaker: Solange Lwashiga Furaha, national spokesperson of Rien Sans Les Femmes (Nothing Without Women). 


Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: What have we learnt? - 16 June 2016
Conference in which prosecutors, advocates and practitioners reflected on lessons learned from international, regional and hybrid tribunals, highlighting specific experience from local jurisdictions.


Rape as a Practice of War: Towards a typology of political violence - 19 May 2016
Speaker: Elisabeth Jean Wood. Co-hosted with the Conflict Research Group at LSE and the Conflict, Security and Development Research Group at Kings College London.


Women, Peace and Security Conversations: Exploring hierarchies of wartime sexual violence - 10 May 2016
Speaker: Dr Olivera Simić; Chair: Dr Marsha Henry. 


Women, Peace and Security Post-2015: Concepts, criticisms and challenges -  9 & 10 March 2016
Workshop with support from the British International Studies Assocation Gendering IR Working Group and UNSW Australia. The workshop coincided with the publication of a special issue of International Affairs The Futures of Women, Peace and Security.


Tackling Violence Against Women: International and regional approaches - 4 February 2016
Workshop bringing together stakeholders to exchange knowledge and feed into the discussions of the CEDAW Committee Working Group in charge of updating General Recommendation No.19. Download the agenda (PDF).


Violence Against Women and Islam: Dispelling stereotypes and telling truths - 4 February 2016
Speaker: Commissioner Khariroh Ali; Chair: Jane Gordon. In partnership with Sisters For Change. Download presentation slides (PDF).



Women, Peace and Security Conversations:  Charlesworth and Chinkin re-examine the boundaries of international law - 15 December 2015
Speakers: Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Professor Christine Chinkin. Chair: Dr Gina Heathcote. Play audio recording.


Stigma and Justice: Addressing the needs of survivors of sexual violence in conflict zones - 3 December 2015
Speakers: Baroness Joyce Anelay, Erica Hall, Hilary Stauffer, Beini Ye; Chair: Professor Christine Chinkin. Download the report (PDF).


The Politics of Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court: Legacies and legitimacy - 26 November 2015
Speaker: Professor Louise Chappell; Chair: Dr Devika Hovell. Play audio recording.


Towards a Feminist Foreign Policy - 9 November 2015
Speakers: Professor Christine Chinkin, Zainab Salbi, Margot Wallström; Chair: Erik Berglof. In partnership with the Institute of Global Affairs. Event recording: Play I Download Audio I Download Video.


What Next for the UK's WPS Agenda? - 9 November 2015
Workshop in partnership with Women for Women International (UK) and the UK network for Gender Action Peace and Security (GAPS). Download the summary report (PDF) I Read our storify of the event I Social media round up from Women for Women International.


Women, Peace and Security Conversations: Exploring issues old and new with Cynthia Enloe - 15 October 2015
Speakers: Dr Marsha Henry, Professor Cynthia Enloe. Play audio recording.


CEDAW Today: Evolution and challenges in a conflict-affected world - 14 October 2015
Speakers: Jane Connors, Dr Lilian Hofmeister; Chair: Professor Christine Chinkin. In partnership with the Austrian Embassy in London. Play audio recording.

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Women, Peace and Security: Tackling the cycle of violence against women - 8 October 2015
Speaker: Professor Christine Chinkin; Chair: Dr Marsha Henry. Event recording: Play | Download  Audio I Download Video.


Dealing with Wartime Rape in Kosovo: Women's silence and voices - 18 June 2015
Speakers: Professor Anna De Lellio, Dr Denisa Kostovicova; Chair: Professor Christine Chinkin.




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