Women and War Conference - November 4, 2010

Session 1: “Women and War: Power and Protection” focuses on why UNSCR 1325 has the capacity to help improve security around the world, and how women play a critical role as key actors in creating regional and global security. Introductions by Kathleen Kuehnast, Gender Advisor, Gender and Peacebuilding Initiative, US Institute of Peace; Jolynn Shoemaker, Executive Director, Women in International Security (WIIS); and Tara Sonenshine, Executive Vice President, US Institute of Peace. Keynote remarks by: Ambassador Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, US Department of State; and The Honorable L. Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, US State Department of Veterans Affairs.


Session 1, Women and War: Power and Protection

The session focuses on why UNSCR 1325 has the capacity to help improve security around the world, and how women play a critical role as key actors in creating regional and global security.

Speakers (Listed in order of appearance and annotated logtimes)

  • Kathleen Kuehnast (00:22)
    Gender Advisor, Gender and Peacebuilding Initiative
    U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Jolynn Shoemaker (04:55)
    Executive Director
    Women in International Security (WIIS)
  • Tara Sonenshine (10:00)
    Executive Vice President
    U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Ambassador Melanne Verveer (13:13)
    United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues
    U.S. Department of State
  • The Honorable L. Tammy Duckworth (36:51)
    Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
    U.S. State Department of Veterans Affairs

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