WILPF: International Women's Day seminar on women and disarmament

26 February 2011

The 8 March marks International Women’s Day, a celebration of women’s efforts for equality and a reminder of challenges yet to be overcome. This year, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and its projects Reaching Critical Will and PeaceWomen have organised a seminar on “Women, disarmament, arms control, and non-proliferation,” that focuses on implications of and follow-up to the UN General Assembly resolution of this name adopted in December 2010.

The seminar will bring together international experts and grassroots activists on gender and disarmament in a constructive debate on the role of women as actors for disarmament and disarmament negotiations and how women’s movements and networks can move these issues forward. It also aims to provide a forum for stimulating discussions and education on the relationship between women and disarmament for the disarmament community at the United Nations in Geneva.

The event will be held in the Palais des Nations, Room IX, at 13:00–15:00 on Monday, 7 March 2011. It will be followed by an NGO strategy session at 15:00. Please contact disarm@wilpf.ch for more information.


Original Document:
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