Upcoming Event: Elite Bargains and Political Expediency

Please join us for an LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, ICAN and the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy co-hosted event, ‘Elite Bargains and Political Expediency: Sacrificing women’s lives in the name of security’, on Monday 22 March 2021 at 9:00 ET / 13:00 UTC.

In this third session of the Coming of Age of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, ICAN Founder and CEO, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, will be in conversation with Major General (ret) Patrick Cammaert who led UN peacekeeping operations in Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo and elsewhere; WASL partner Wazhma Frogh, Co-founder of the Women & Peace Studies Organization (WPSO) and WASL partner Cerue Garlo, a peacebuilder and civil society activist, to discuss what happens when the diplomats and politicians forge hasty elite bargains, leaving local communities and peacekeepers at the frontlines to face the consequences of their deals. The discussion will reflect on the gap between the rhetoric of inclusion and increased calls for the recognition and protection of peacebuilders and the reality of power politics, where ultimately the ‘deal’ leads not to peace but to perpetual violence. 

CSW Parallel Event, March 23rd: SOAR With Women Peacebuilders

WASL/ICAN’s CSW parallel event, ‘SOAR WITH WOMEN PEACEBUILDERS: Join the She Builds Peace Campaign’, will take place on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 9:00 ET.

After a challenging year of unexpected and compounding crises, we invite our colleagues from the international community and women’s organizations around the world to celebrate the first birthday of She Builds Peace with us.

The event will highlight the achievements to date and opportunities for progress in 2021 using a dynamic and interactive format that will include participant activities, audiovisual presentations, and micro-workshops.

In Berlin: Women Peacebuilders Raise the Need for Protection

The event, held in partnership with the German Foreign Office and the Center for Feminist Foreign Policy, explored the added value and contributions of women peacebuilders and civil society organizations, the threats they face, as well as the effective strategies for states and other entities to support and protect this sector