Programma

Women, Peace and Security

A networking event

On Thursday, October 28, the Netherlands Atlantic Youth will organize a program titled:

Women, Peace and Security

In recent years, the importance of women in peace and security has become widely recognised in the international community. At the same time, gender equality in this domain remains an ideal far removed from reality. To boost gender equality and give young women the tools and the network to become the future key-figures in the field of peace and security, we organise a networking event on the topic ‘Women, Peace and Security’ on the 28th of October in The Hague. The goal: an interactive and inspiring event that brings together students, policy makers, members of the armed forces and civil society representatives around this topic.

During the event, we will go past the question of why the presence of women in the international security domain is important. Instead, we would like to assess the progress that has been made on this issue. 31 October, 2021, will mark the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace & Security; so where do we stand now and what still needs to be done? The central question we then want to focus on is how women can help each other on the road towards gender equality.

We are honoured to welcome Marriët Schuurman, former NATO Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security , as keynote speaker. Her speech is followed by a panel with speakers from various fields within the security domain, who will share their experiences working in the field and give professional tips to the participants. One of these speakers is Ella van den Heuvel, Gender Adviser at the Ministry of Defence in The Netherlands, where she implements the UN SC Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace & Security. More speakers will be announced soon!

The program will be moderated by dr. Vanessa Newby

The event will conclude with a networking reception, which will give attendees ample opportunity to expand their network. Various organisations that promote gender equality and the role of women in the security field will be present during the reception.

This is a physical event. You must be able to present a valid corona QR-code to enter the venue.

Though the central theme of this event is women, everyone is welcome to attend this event, of course!

Photo: Flickr / The National Guard

Details and registration

Date

October 28, 2021

Time

19:00-21:30

Location

The Hague

Registration

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