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22 November 2018

Gender equality: an asset for peace and security

Gender equality: an asset for peace & security

The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with DCAF, is pleased to invite all interested parties to an expert discussion for the launch of the 4th Swiss National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

Thursday 22 November 2018 
1500 - 1700
Room C1, Pétale 5
Maison de la Paix

Followed by a reception.

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Please RSVP by 16 November to 

Taking the floor will be the following high-level representatives, experts and civil society representatives to share their experiences on gender equality in the field of peace and security:

Welcoming remarks
Sabrina Dallafior, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament

Clare Hutchinson, NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security 

Thomas Guerber, Director DCAF

Women’s Leadership in Peace Processes
Bintou Founé Samaké, President of WILDAF Mali

A Gender Approach to Peacekeeping
Richard Hauser, Chief Development & Doctrine, Swiss Armed Forces

The Importance of 1325 in PVE
Elizabeth Mesok, Senior Researcher KOFF / Swisspeace

The Role of Men in Migration & Conflict Contexts
Anthony Keedi, Masculinities Technical Advisor, ABAAD-Resource Center, Lebanon

Closing Remarks
Bandana Rana, CEDAW Committee Member


Photo credit: AMISOM Photo/Omar Abdisalan