Impact of War and Militarization on Women
May 24, 2009 posted by admin
Last year’s UN Security Council Resolution 1820 recognized sexual violence as a war crime. Its passage is often cited as a milestone. Given so many conflicts around the globe, however, what was this resolution’s real impact? If your heart drops every time you think about the continuing rape in the Congo, you are not alone! For NCRW’s upcoming Annual Conference we have assembled a special panel featuring experts on women, war and security.
Join Cynthia Enloe, Clark University; Megan MacKenzie, Belfer Center for International Security and the Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard University; Anisha Desai, Women of Color Resource Center; Carol Cohn, Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Andrea Friedman, Global Justice Center as they wrestle with current debates. They will tackle such issues as what are the highlights of the women-lead anti-war advocacy? How can we engage more women in the peace-building process? Does the common portrayal of women as victims affect our understanding of conflict?
Would you like to shoot us a burning question or comment? Submit your ideas here and our panelists will address it during the discussion. See you at the conference in June!
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NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.