November 06, 2019 @ 09:00 – November 06, 2019 @ 10:15
Maison de la Paix - Petal 3 - GICHD Conference Room (6th Floor)
Chemin Eugène Rigot 2E
in Geneva 1202

Join us for a workshop to challenge our thinking and reframe how we approach women’s participation in peacebuilding.

Formal resistance and implicit bias by those who hold power in politics, institutions and communities are key obstacles to women’s meaningful participation at all levels of society. Do we approach this as a problem to solve or accept that these tensions will persist?

Using the case study of Afghanistan, participants will analyse the tensions that persist in peacebuilding, particularly around holding power and sharing power. We will break out into 3 groups to question our mindsets and theories of change, and share experiences within our community of experts, practitioners and policy makers. Collectively, we will identify some concrete steps to overcome resistance and work towards more sustainable peace and gender equality. Attendance for this workshop will be limited to 30 people. This event is in English.


Fleur Heyworth, Head of Gender and Inclusive Security, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Amrita Kapur, Project Coordinator, Gender and Security Division, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF)

Dominic Wolsey, Advisor on Gender and Diversity, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)

Registration here.