Agenda and Speakers

13.00 – 13.05
Welcoming Words and Opening Remarks

13.05 – 13.45
Opening Remarks by Angela Kane, Vice President of IIP and former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
Keynote I: “Gender and Disarmement Nexus” by Laura Rockwood, Director of the Open Nuclear Network
Keynote II: “Disarmament in the Next Decade – Challenges and Opportunities” by Valere Mantels, Head of the Vienna Office of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)

13.45 – 14.10
Lightning Talks

“Regional governance of the WPS agenda – in, for or by the Global South?” by Miriam Mona Müller, PhD Researcher, Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf

“Why Killer Robots need a Gender Perspective” by Anna-Katharina Ferl, PhD Researcher, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

In these 10 minute presentations young researchers will present to us the forefront of research in light and compelling ways, getting us all to think about the concepts behind what we will be discussing during the day!

Coffee Break

14.20 – 15.30
Breakout Session I: “Women and Disarmament in Conflict Resolution” by the International Security and Conflict Analysis Network
The goal of this workshop is to increase participants’ critical understanding of disarmament in the context of Women, Peace and Security using conflict analysis tools like the causal analysis (conflict tree) and stakeholder analysis (stakeholder mapping).

Breakout Session II: “Women in Nuclear Diplomacy” by the International Institute for Peace
The workshop will focus on the role women play in nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation negotiations, be it on the diplomatic, civil society or national level. It will discuss whether and how greater women representation affects the policy process in this sector.

Breakout Session III: “Disarmament as Humanitarian Action” with ASPR Schlaining
Disarmament as Humanitarian action takes human security, rather than state security, as the organizing principle. The workshop invites participants to discuss what this means in terms of gender responsiveness and how a cooperative mindset towards the inclusion of the WPS Agenda can be promoted.

15.30 – 15.45
Reporting from the Breakout Sessions

Coffee Break

16.00 – 16.25

Lightning Talks

“Gender Sensitive Arms Trade Assessments in the Netherlands” by Suzanne Glimmerveen, masters student, WO=MEN Gender Platform

“An Analysis of the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration process of former FARC rebels in Colombia” by Emma Bihan-Poudec, masters student, CEU Budapest

Closing Remarks

18.00 – 19.45
Webinar and Evening Panel Session
“From policy to civil society: 20 years of successful implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”
Moderated by Jessica Yellowhair, Board Member WIIS Austria
Rania Ali, Syrian-Kurdish Journalist, Award-Winning Activist
Nadja Schmidt, President of ICAN Austria, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Melissa Mujanayi, Political Officer for Africa, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense
Edit Schlaffer, Founder and Executive Director at Women without Borders

…and an opening lightening talk: “WPS: A Transformative, Participatory Agenda?” by Amy Irja-Lea Herr, Ph.D. researcher, University of Bradford

20 years after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in 2000, we can look
back on a great number of policy initiatives and action plans to implement the resolution and
the subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. Moving forward, 2020 should be
a year to take stock on what has been done and to continue this endeavour with new
momentum as it is not only the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 but also the 25th
anniversary of the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.
From policy makers to international organizations, from research institutes to grassroots
initiatives, each stakeholder’s efforts mark a crucial step towards successful implementation
of UNSCR 1325 and thus a peaceful world for all.
This panel will bring together representatives of organisations working on the implementation
of UNSCR 1325, asking about their visions and hopes for the coming 20 years, how to link
the anniversary to efforts in disarmament and what every single person can do to help their
work and promote the implementation of UNSCR 1325, creating more sustainable peace

If you are interested in only joining our evening panel, please register here!

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