Roundup of participation in WPS 20th anniversary events
Whew, what a year it has been! Besides being a year full of change due to a global pandemic and an unprecedented American election cycle it's also the 20 year anniversary of UN SCR 1325. I include below a round-up of the events I've been a part of during the lead-up to the 20th anniversary.
Roundtable of key experts and practitioners discuss Women in Peace & Security
September 25 2020
Hosted by Kings College London
To mark the 20th anniversary since the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) this autumn, the School of Security Studies held a roundtable of key experts and practitioners to discuss the agenda’s past, present and potential futures. The event, chaired by Dr Amanda Chisholm and Dr Andrea Ellner was split into two halves covering the key questions on how the resolution was established, what progress has been made to date and what measures should be taken next. It was attended by over 100 participants including staff and students from King’s College London and other institutions, military personnel and fellow practitioners.
Watch the recording here.
Roundtable: New Directions in Women, Peace and Security: Climate, Race, Sexuality, Militarism
Tuesday 13 October 2020
Hosted by the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security with Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS)
What does the Women, Peace and Security agenda include today? To mark the publication of the edited collection New Directions in Women, Peace and Security (Bristol University Press, 2020), this webinar explores the challenges, tensions and future directions for the agenda as we approach the twentieth anniversary of its founding resolution.
Contributors will discuss their research and advocacy on race, sexuality, climate and arms control, issues that have historically been neglected in the agenda, which pose fundamental challenges to its self-image, or which might be reimagined for its third decade.
Find the contribution to the LSE WPS Forum 'Race, Justice and New Possibilities: 20 Years of the Women, Peace and Security agenda' co-authored by me and Toni Haastrup here.
Queering Peace, Security and Humanitarian Responses: Experiences of LGTIQ People
October 28, 2020
Hosted by Outright Action International and the Centre for Gender in Politics
The third event I participated in leading up to the 20th anniversary of the WPS agenda was part of the OutTalks series hosted by Outright Action International. It was exciting to be a part of this conversation just one day before the 20th anniversary of WPS at the Security Council! If you missed the event and would like to see the video of the event please do drop me a message.
Outright has produced the report 'The Women Peace and Security Agenda and its Implications for LGBTIQ People.'