IPI's Women, Peace & Security Series
Not Just a Numbers Game: Increasing Women's Participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations
The International Peace Institute (IPI) is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on a recently published IPI paper commissioned as part of the Providing for Peacekeeping project. The paper, “Not Just a Numbers Game: Increasing Women's Participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations,” calls for a clear strategy for achieving gender equality in peacekeeping operations to effectively operationalize the UN's existing policy and generate greater political support for it among member states. The event will take place at IPI on Monday, October 7, 2013, from 1:00pm to 2:45pm.
This event will be part of IPI's Women, Peace & Security Series—a collaborative effort to highlight women advancing peace processes, as well as efforts to further protect women in conflict and support their role in the practices of peacekeeping and peacebuilding.
At the event, the author of the report, Ms. Sahana Dharmapuri, a former Non-Resident Fellow at Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, will give a presentation on the findings and recommendations of the report. Discussants will include Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, Director of the Asia and Middle East Division in the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Comdt Jayne Lawlor, Gender Advisor for the Irish Defence Forces.
Mr. Adam C. Smith, Research Fellow and Manager of the Peace Operations Program at IPI, will be the moderator.
Please click here to access the paper online.
We hope that you will join us for this important discussion.
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00pm–2:45pm
Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security & Development
International Peace Institute
777 United Nations Plaza, 12th Floor
(Corner of 1st Avenue and 44th Street)