Women and War Conference - November 4, 2010
Session 1: “Women and War: Power and Protection”
Session focuses on why UNSCR 1325 has the capacity to help improve security around the world, and how women play a critical role as key actors in creating regional and global security. Introductions by Kathleen Kuehnast, Gender Advisor, Gender and Peacebuilding Initiative, US Institute of Peace; Jolynn Shoemaker, Executive Director, Women in International Security (WIIS); and Tara Sonenshine, Executive Vice President, US Institute of Peace. Keynote remarks by: Ambassador Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, US Department of State; and The Honorable L. Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, US State Department of Veterans Affairs.