Interactive dialogue: A security sector governance approach to women, peace, and security

Democratic civilian control is key to ensure that security sector institutions meet the needs of the entire population, hold it accountable on gender equality, and promote representative and inclusive institutions. Join us for an interactive discussion co-hosted by UN Women, the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights with experts and practitioners to unpack these complex dynamics.
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Event type: Online discussions

Start date: 15 June 2021 | Start time: 09:00 UTC−04:00
End date: 15 June 2021 | End time: 10:30 UTC−04:00

Location: Online

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The implementation of the women, peace, and security agenda is closely linked to transformative reforms in the security sector, based on key principles of good governance to guide the provision and management of security. In this regard, democratic civilian control is key to ensure that security sector institutions meet the needs of the entire population, hold it accountable on gender equality, and promote representative and inclusive institutions.

Join us for an interactive discussion co-hosted by UN Women, the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights with experts and practitioners to unpack these complex dynamics.

Speakers:

  • Dr Susan Atkins, Former Service Complaint Commissioner for the Armed Forces, UK
  • Dr Kateryna Levchenko, Government Commissioner for Gender Policy, Ukraine
  • Carmen Rosa de Leon, Executive Director, Iepades, Guatemala
  • Agata Walczak, Manager of Global Project on Parliaments as Partners Supporting Women, Peace and Security, United Nations Development Programme
  • Jamiliya Kaparova, Head of Ensan Diamond, Kyrgyzstan

The session will begin with an expert introduction by Andre Mundal, Special Envoy for Women Peace and Security, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The session is open to UN Women and partners. Interpretation will be available in English, Spanish, French, and Russian.

Sponsored by: UN Women Headquarters, The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

More information:
  • Contact person: Natasha Lamoreux natasha.lamoreux[at]unwomen.org