Women, Peace and Security: Young Women's Voices

When:30 Aug 2013, 5:30pm - 8pm
Venue:Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington
Who:School of Social Sciences & Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective
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The School of Social Sciences at UNSW, in conjunction with the Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective, warmly invites you to a discussion of young women's engagement and political participation in the area of peace and security

Women, Peace and Security:
Young Women's Voices

Australia assumes the presidency of the United Nations Security Council on 1 September 2013, and during September will continue to demonstrate its commitment to the UNSC Women, Peace and Security Agenda.

This event explores the meaning of the UNSC Women, Peace and Security agenda to young women in Australia and its potential at the local, national and international levels. Each panellist will present reflections on their own engagement with issues of participation, representation and political activism in the sphere of peace and security.

The panel discussion will feature contributions from Dr Lesley Pruitt (University of Melbourne) an expert in gender, youth and peacebuilding and Ming Yu from Amnesty International (Australia), alongside members of the Young Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Young UN Women, and the UNSW United Nations Society. Associate Professor Laura Shepherd (UNSW) will chair the discussion.

The event will conclude with a post-panel reception

Campus map: view (PDF)

Map reference: G19

Registration: The event is free but places are limited so registration is essential.

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Contact: Caitlin Hamilton


UN Photo of Liberian peacekeeper by Christopher Herwig