African migration, human rights and literature
This event launched Professor Fareda Banda’s publication African migration, human rights and literature (Bloomsbury, 2020). In the book, Professor Banda examines the topic of migration through the prism of law and literature, using a rich mix of novels, short stories, literary realism, human rights and comparative literature to explore the experiences of African migrants and asylum seekers.
You can watch a recording of the event here.
Women, Peace and Security and International Law
This event launched Christine Chinkin’s book on Women, Peace and Security and International Law (CUP, forthcoming). Commentators—Eyal Benvenisti, Hilary Charlesworth, Radhika Coomaraswamy, Monica Hakimi, Mary Kaldor, Karen Knop, and Keina Yoshida— gathered to discuss Professor Chinkin’s new book with the author and interested participants.
Defending the Future: gender, conflict and environmental peace
The intersection of WPS, climate change, ecological destruction and conflict or post-conflict situations raises a myriad of issues. This event addressed these issues and launched a report written in partnership between LSE's Centre for Women, Peace and Security, the Women’s International Peace Centre and Gender Action for Peace and Security.
Read the report in full.
Transformative Peace and National Action Plans: Yemen's story
With the war in Yemen in its sixth year, the panellists will explore both the potential of and gaps in Yemen’s NAP during these uncertain times and draw on examples from similar contexts. How international partners can best support Yemeni women’s groups to secure a transformative peace will be considered.
Watch the event again here.
Challenging the Arms Trade
Project Co-PI Louise Arimatsu chaired the LSE Library event 'Challenging the Arms Trade', an event that looked at the arms trade, with a focus on the UK, over the past four decades and see how opposition to it has been growing.
Rethinking peace from a queer feminist perspective
Visiting expert, Professor Di Otto from the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne, gave a public lecture supported by the project titled 'Rethinking peace from a queer feminist perspective', which was also chaired by the PI Prof Christine Chinkin.
Foreign relations from the ground up
The project supported a seminar with Professor Karen Knop, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, titled 'Foreign relations from the ground up' at the LSE Library.
Gender, Nature, Peace workshops
In 2019, Dr Keina Yoshida held two workshops (in London and Bogota, in partnership with Universidad del Rosario) on her AHRC supported research project 'Gender, Nature, Peace' to explore research gaps between issues of environmental conflict, gender, and peacebuilding. The workshops brought together academics and civil society stakeholders.
You can read our blog series on this topic here.
Workshop on an alternative Security Council resolution
In this workshop, team members brought together international legal experts to begin the process of drafting an alternative Security Council resolution on Women, Peace & Security. What would a feminist resolution look like? You can find the concept note of the workshop here.
A draft of the alternative resolution will be launched in September 2020.
Where would be today with CEDAW?
The event “Where Would Women Be Without CEDAW” focused on violence against women and girls and holding governments to account, following a public lecture by Mauritian Supreme Justice and CEDAW member, Aruna Narain. The two sessions celebrated CEDAW’s successes, assessed its limitations, and looked towards the future, recognising the important work that still must be carried out. Read the blog about this event here.
Women and Weapons workshop
This workshop, held in Geneva, explored how international law might be more effectively harnessed to further feminist disarmament goals and further peace. You can find the concept note for this workshop here.
Women's Peace Activism: Iran, Iraq, Syria
The project, in partnership with the LSE Library, supported the public seminar 'Women's Peace Activism: Iran, Iraq, Syria', with speakers Nina Ansary, Zeynep Kaya and Laila Alodaat; and was chaired by Co-PI Dr Louise Arimatsu. This event also contributed to the ongoing partnership between the project and the LSE Library in disseminating knowledge on this topic and engaging in knowledge exchange among academia, policymakers, and professional practitioners.
Are we asking the right questions? Reframing peace and security
Louise Arimatsu and Christine Chinkin were in conversation with the General Secretary of the Women's League for International Peace and Freedom, Madeleine Rees OBE in an event co-hosted by Feminist International Law of Peace Project and the LSE Library. The conversation explored questions that are asked about peace and war in particular whether the different lived experiences of men and women in conflict mean that different questions are asked and what important implications follow.
You can read Christine Chinkin's blog on the event here.
Women and Weapons
This public event launched the FILPS project and explored the ways in which feminists engage with questions of arms control and disarmament. Speakers were Ray Acheson, Dr Renata Dwan and Rebecca Johnson.
You can listen to the recording of Women and Weapons here.
Feminist Peace workshop (Manchester)
This workshop brought together a group of experts drawn from a range of disciplines (international law, media studies, gender studies), from different countries (Australia, Northern Ireland, the Gambia, Japan) to begin a conversation and to think about and interrogate the idea of ‘peace’ through the prism of feminist methodologies, enabling us to craft an enriched reading of what is implicated by the term under international law.