Gender & Security

About the Gender & Security Seminar Series:

The Gender and Security Seminar Series is a public forum to discuss current developments in the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UN 1325).

Over a decade ago, UN Security Council's ground-breaking resolution UN 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, called for measures to increase women's security and agency in peace building are steadily increasing. To-date, the international community has focused on increasing women's participation in peace-building. However, participation alone does not guarantee gender equality in peace and security initiatives. Policy makers and practitioners need to understand the gendered dimensions of conflict and post-conflict situations in order to put the principles of UN 1325 -- participation, prevention, and protection --into action.


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The US unveiled its first National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security in December 2011, and federal agencies are now mandated by an Executive Order on Women, Peace and Security to implement the plan throughout their programs and policies.

The seminar will be held on Mondays from 5:00 to 6:00 pm and last 60 minutes, with a combination of practitioner lecture and Q&A.

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   March 5, 2012: Carr Center Fellow Sahana Dharmapuri took part in a panel discussion at the United Nations Association of the Greater Boston Area's 2012 International Women's Day Event. Other panelists included Ambassador Swanne Hunt, Abby Disney, and Professor Amani El Jack.

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   February 29, 2012: PeaceWomen: an active news aggragator for stories about Women, Peace and Security.

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   January 1, 2012: The World Bank releases its "World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development."

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   December 20, 2011: Micah Zeniko, columnnist for the Council on Foreign Relations, comments on the White House's release of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace, and Security.

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