Nuclear Proliferation and the Peace and Security Agenda: The Challenges it Poses to the MDGs for Women and Girls in Africa

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Reconstruction and Peacebuilding

Gender Perspectives on nuclear weapons are very crucial to the women, peace and security agenda in Africa. It addresses the silent P-proliferation of weapons, threat of insecurity due to nuclear proliferation or explosion in any part of the world as a global issue and it draws attention to the issues of power, inequalities, biological differences, family reproductions and food security, amongst others.

This parallel event will x-ray how women are involved in creating and nurturing a safe and peaceful environment and how African women's engagement in the nuclear weapons discourse can set the agenda for a global movement working towards the prospects of a ban on nuclear weapons and to raise awareness on the links between masculinity, violent conflict, nuclear proliferation and the women, peace and security agenda in Africa and the challenges it poses to the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.

Panelists include:

- Joy Ada Onyesoh - Chair

- Sheila Mweemba - Speaker

- Nounou Booti Meeti - Speaker

- Ray Acheson - Speaker

- Mimidoo Achakpa - Moderator

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