Small Arms Survey Podcast #34: Women and Armed Violence: Peace and Gender Equality
On 1 June the Public Panel Discussion “Women and Armed Violence: Peace and Gender Equality” was hosted at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva. Part of the Terre des Femmes Switzerland annual speaker series, Voix des Femmes, the event was also organized by the Small Arms Survey and the Graduate Institute’s Programme on Gender and Global Change (PGGC).
The keynote speaker, Irene Santiago – former Nobel Peace Prize nominee and recipient of the 2013 N-Peace Award – was joined by Patricia Schulz, Expert on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee, Rahel Kunz, Lecturer at the University of Lausanne and Research Associate at the Graduate Institute's Programme on Gender and Global Change (PGGC), and Mihaela Racovita, Associate Researcher, Small Arms Survey.
Together, they participated in a panel debate on the current challenges for women in conflict and conflict related situations, outlining the policy, research, and action frameworks for now and for the future.
This podcast features the main messages that came through in the discussion.