With 2020 marking the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council women, peace and security (WPS) agenda, the momentum around the key principles and issues of the agenda is gaining attention globally. This renewed energy and focus is important, but it is only effective if the commitments made are realised and fully implemented. To do so requires significant immediate and long-term changes in the ways in which conflict and peace analysis is done, responses prioritised, and institutions and bureaucracies adapted.
The momentum and vision for this change has come from individuals working as peacebuilders, delivering development humanitarian relief, working for justice and security sector reform and the prevention of sexual violence and violent extremism.To honour these pioneers and share the extraordinary personal stories and experiences that are shaping this global agenda, and sustain the momentum for action beyond the 20th anniversary, the LSE Centre for Women Peace and Security is launching a ‘Dialogue with the Director’ series of events.
The events will each be aligned with key themes that are addressed across the 11 resolutions, and feature three guests who are active on the issues, interviewed by the director of the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini MBE.
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Elite Bargains and Political Expediency: Sacrificing women's lives in the name of security
In this third session of the Coming of Age of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, Centre Director Sanam Naraghi Anderlini will be in conversation with Major General (ret) Patrick Cammaert, Wazhma Frogh and Cerue Garlo, to discuss what happens when the diplomats and politicians forge hasty elite bargains, leaving local communities and peacekeepers at the frontlines to face the consequences of their deals.
The 21 in 2021 series is co-hosted with The International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy.