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Global Security: What Does Gender Have To Do With It?

  • U.S. Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)

October 27, 2015 2:00pm - 5:30pm ET

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U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037 | Directions

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The imperative for women to participate fully in decisions about peace and security won unprecedented recognition 15 years ago with the U.N. Security Council's adoption of Resolution 1325 calling for members to craft national plans to accomplish that objective. Now, the new U.N. Strategic Development Goals declare women's equality as a precondition to resolving many of the world's national and regional crises. Please join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the five Nordic Embassies on Oct. 27 for a discussion with Nordic representatives that have helped pave the way on the connections between gender and security.

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are ranked as the top five countries in the 2014 World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index ratings. The discussion at USIP will explore the Nordic countries' approach to gender equality and to global security more broadly. This event will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the landmark UNSC Resolution 1325 and the underlying principle that gender equality is at the core of peace and security.

A reception sponsored by the Nordic Embassies will follow the event from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

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