February 08, 2024 @ 12:00 – February 08, 2024 @ 13:00

The IGC Secretariat cordially invites you to the first IGC Lunch and Learn of 2024: Gender and Displacement: From Analysis to Action on Thursday 8 February from 12:00 to 13:15 CET.

By mid-2023, 110 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events seriously disturbing public order (UNHCR 2023). In addition, millions of people every year are displaced due to disasters. Research shows that displacement tends to exacerbate existing inequalities and is far from being gender-neutral. Gender – as it intersects with age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity and other factors – inevitably shapes the lived experiences of displaced persons. Women and girls, constrained by social and cultural norms, often struggle to find livelihood opportunities and face barriers in accessing housing, education and healthcare. They are also at a higher risk of being subjected to sexual and gender-based violence as well as forced into early marriage. Men and boys are more likely to be forcibly recruited by armed groups. And individuals of diverse sexual orientations and/or gender identities encounter compounding forms of discrimination, including in accessing adequate healthcare and protection.

During this first Lunch and Learn session of 2024, speakers will highlight the gendered risks and impacts of displacement, explore the role of climate change as a threat multiplier and discuss promising pathways for gender-responsive action.  

We will offer this event in a hybrid format. If you are available to attend in-person, please join us on the seventh floor of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), where lunch will be served. Please note that in-person attendance is limited to 20 participants and that spots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kindly RSVP by Tuesday 6 February via the following link to let us know whether you will attend in-person or online: https://gcsp-ch.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcuGhrDkqH9x1FW1PHhKev13rGU7BYlHl