The seminar will be dedicated to discussing the upcoming Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations and how to secure a reference to prevention of gender-based violence in the ATT. It aims to bring together different actors working with the ATT in order to emphasize the importance many civil society organization place on this specific topic. The event will give the opportunity for non-governmental participants to have a discussion with representatives from disarmament delegations and vice versa. The event will provide a forum for stimulating discussions and education on the relationship between women and the arms trade.
Chair: Madeleine Rees
13:15- 13:30 Madeleine Rees (WILPF Secretary General) – Prevention of gender-based violence through the ATT
13:30- 13:40 Ambassador Peter Woolcott (ATT chair) – Short comment on the coming ATT negotiat io ns.
13:40 – 14:00 Dr. Anna Alvazzi del Frate (Small Arms Survey) – Small Arms and Light Weapons, Gender-Based Violence and the ATT.
14:00- 14:20 Ambassador Jo Adamson, United Kingdom – Stop Rape in Conflicts and how the ATT can address this
14: 20 -15:00 Open discussion.
For any further inquiries or if you need an UN badge to access please RSVP before 4 March 2013 to: disarm@wilp f.c h