A growing body of research makes the links between the security of women and the security of states. In fact, the very best predictor of a state’s peacefulness is not its level of wealth, its level of democracy, or its ethno-religious identity; the best predictor of a state’s peacefulness is how well its women are treated.
Canada’s second five-year National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security drew on both research like this and on core Canadian values of respect for human rights, equality and inclusion. Launched in November 2017, the plan is now more than halfway through its implementation period.
Where is progress being made, what’s changing, what are the challenges? How is Canada addressing these issues, what are we learning, and what are the priorities for the next few years?
To explore these questions, join the CIC National Capital Branch and WPSN-C (Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada) on March 30 for a webinar discussion featuring: Colleen Duggan, Senior Strategist at the International Development Centre (IDRC), Wazhma Frogh, Peace & Conflict Practitioner & Mediator, Jacqueline O’Neill, Canada’s first Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security, and Beth Woroniuk, the Policy Lead at the Equality Fund and chair of the Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada. Elizabeth Kingston, President of the CIC National Capital Branch, will introduce this session, which will be moderated by Zoe Dugal, Deputy Director of CANADEM.