Recently I got a chance of attending a conference, 'Gender, Peace and Security 2010'. The conference was held in Munich, Germany from 9th-10 July. There were women from different countries and different areas and their focus of work was on the issues and problems associated with peace and security and how all this affect women. How they are being victimized and abused during war and conflicts. The focus was also on United Nations Security Council resolution 1325...what this resolution is about, what is its significance and what are the issues regarding its implementation.
There were different speakers who spoke about the feminist perspective on peace and security; the need for gender perspective in intentional relations; absence of females at policy making level regarding gender issues during conflicts and wars; how can we integrate gender into peace and security policy; and also the EU and gender, peace and security commitments in European policy.
We got professionals and committed people talking on the issue and describing its need and importance. The conference was a memorable and enlightening experience.
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