The Operational Unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation, One-Day Conference: 10 years of the UN-Security Council Resolution 1325

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security

Wednesday October 20 2010 Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Addressing The Challenge: UNSCR 1325 on women, peace and security and its successor resolutions build on two pillars: the recognition of violence against women in situations of armed conflict, and the importance of the inclusion of women in conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peace building. Although the first pillar has received ample attention, the second pillar is still lacking an analysis of approaches, experiences, and policy-relevant demands.

Keynote speakers

Lesley Abdela, Gender/post-conflict UNSCR1325 consultant, senior partner Eyecatcher/ Shevolution (UK), recent Senior Gender Adviser to UN OCHA Chief Coordinator, Kathmandu, Nepal

Ambassador Ursula Plassnik, Member of Parliament and former Foreign Minister of Austria

Ambassador Irene Freudenschuss-Reichl, The Austrian Foreign Ministry

The conference intends to discuss the key questions:

  • What are the experiences of women working in conflict situations?
  • How can women's participation be assured from grassroots to national, and international political level?
  • How can women's leadership evolve in peace processes and reconstruction efforts?

Other seminar speakers include –

Minister Edita Tahiri, Member of the Assembly, Republic of Kosovo; Chair Regional Women's Lobby Southeastern Europe
Ruth Ochieng, Isis Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE)
Indu Pant Ghimire, Country Director, CARE Nepal

Speakers and participants will generate key recommendations concerning women's participation and leadership for peace and security.

Registration: Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation, email

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