This blog is a project of the Global Gender Program (GGP) of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The GGC will be on vacation until September 2016.
When:Friday, April 29, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Coffee available at 9am in the 5th Floor Conference Room Who: The Wilson Center Environmental Change and Security Program, cosponsored by Conservation International and the Women in Public Service Project Where:The Wilson Center Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004
On April 5, the Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace, and Security hosted a panel discussion on “Enhancing Accountability for Women, Peace and Security: Maximizing Synergies Between CEDAW and the Women, Peace and Security Resolutions.” The three panelists were Dr. Catherine O’Rourke, a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and International Law with the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University; Dr. Aisling Swaine, of GW, Associate Professor of Practice of International Affairs in the Elliott School of International Affairs; and Ms. Alison Davidian, a Transitional Justice Policy Specialist on the Peace and Security Team with UN Women. The three experts explored the state of the field regarding women in the peace and security arena and offered suggestions for the future.
Women’s presence in national governments has come to be seen as an important component of democracy by the United Nations and other international organizations. Many countries have begun implementing gender quotas or other affirmative action policies to increase women’s political representation.