Women and War Conference - November 4, 2010
Session 2: “Women at the Center of Peace: UNSCR 1325”
Session discusses why this Resolution is essential to global peacebuilding efforts, how to increase participation of women in peace processes, and protect women from sexual and gender based violence during conflict. Introductions by Tara Sonenshine, Executive Vice President, US Institute of Peace. Remarks given by Rosa Brooks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy, US Department of Defense; Ambassador Renée Jones-Bos, H.E. Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States; Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former Under Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, United Nations; and Margot Wallström, Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations.