Gender & Security Seminar: "Gender-based Violence and National Security"
Monday, March 21, 2011
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Carr Center Conference Room (Rubenstein Building, Floor 2, Room 219) Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Directions to Venue
Security sector reform transforms security policies, institutions and programs. Integrating gender issues into security sector reform includes the different security and justice sector needs of women, men, boys and girls. In this session participants will learn about the multidimensional nature of gender-based violence and explore its impact on a range of security issues—from physical security to economic security. Participants will work on a case study that focuses on gender-based violence (GBV) and security policy development. This exercise emphasizes that a gender-responsive national security policymaking process seeks to:
• Address the multidimensional nature of gender-based violence;
• Identify the relevant stakeholders and actors to help shape policy;
• Consult and involve women and men from across the community;
• Address security needs of different groups (men, women, boys and girls).
Guest Speaker Biographies:
Jocelyn Kelly, MS and Dr. Parveen Parmar
Bernard, Cheryl, Seth G. Jones, Olga Oliker, Cathryn Quantic Thurston, Brooke K. Stearns, and Kristen Cordell. Women and Nation Building. Santa Monica, California: RAND, 2008.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Bi-SC Directive, Integrating UNSCR 1325 and Gender Perspectives into the NATO Command Structure Including Measures for Protection During Armed Conflict, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (Belgium) and Supreme Allied Commander, Transformation (Norfolk, Virginia) September 2009.
UN Security Council Resolution 1820
Ward, Jeanne. “If Not Now, When? Addressing Gender-based Violence in Refugee, Internally Displaced and Post-conflict settings. A Global Overview.” New York: The Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium, 2002: pp.7-16 (Executive Summary).