Women, Peace & Security: The Next 20 Years

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Event Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020

Check out our collaboration with Foreign Policy Magazine, as we convened exceptional leaders from across security, tech, and government for a forward-looking conversation illuminating the WPS policy framework. As we mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council’s landmark resolution (1325) on Women, Peace & Security, the world is facing a new set of security challenges—including new technology, climate change, global health threats, and political volatility—never envisioned 20 years ago. 

While COVID-19 has disrupted national and global agendas it has also brought into renewed focus the need for more inclusive, broader approaches to peace and security: How can the WPS policy framework be leveraged to help us grapple with these global challenges? How can stakeholders shape the next stage of the WPS agenda and advance meaningful action?  

During our dialogue, we discussed effective ways to apply the WPS lens toward a widespread gender perspective mandate and how it can help us reframe the narrative around security. Tune in to learn about strategic commitments and practical ways in which institutions can increase women’s participation across the board – and the gendered pressures we must address – to enhance global security, peace and stability.