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Perspectives on Women’s Political Participation and Role in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding

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  • UserMelanne Verveer (first US Ambassador for Global Women's Issues)
  • ClockThursday 07 March 2013, 17:00-18:30
  • HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 9.

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Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women’s Rights 2013

The Humanitas Chair in Women’s Rights has been made possible by the generous support of Mrs Carol Saper.

Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the first US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative.

This lecture will focus on the benefits of women’s political participation as well as the hurdles women confront in running for public office and effective ways to grow the numbers women in elective positions. The discussion will have a major focus on Security Council Res 1325 and the role of women in peace negotiations, the protection of women from violence and post conflict reconstruction. The lecture will include “lessons learned” from Northern Ireland to Liberia as well as the Arab Spring revolutions. It will answer questions like, “what difference do women make in elective office; why does women’s political empowerment lag most everywhere; are quotas the remedy?”

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