On March 8, which is International Women’s Day, an intergenerational dialogue on nuclear disarmament will be held between women leaders and youth, hosted by Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) and Youth Fusion, the youth network of Abolition 2000.
The dialogue will focus on the roles of women in the peace, disarmament and security fields, and the importance of including gender approaches to these issues in order to build more effective and sustainable security for all.
The event will also include the launch of the PNND Gender, Peace and Security program, which consolidates and builds upon the work PNND has been doing on gender and nuclear disarmament since their establishment in 2003.
The dialogue is open for anyone to join. Click here to register.
Women leaders speaking include: Ms Izumi Nakamitsu (United Nations), UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs; Dr Hedy Fry MP (Canada), Special Representative on Gender Issues for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe; Baroness Sue Miller (UK). PNND Co-President. Vice-Chair of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Security and Non-Proliferation; Monica Willard (USA). United Religions Initiative Representative to the UN. Co-Chair of the International Day of Peace NGO Committee at the UN; and Cynthia Lazaroff (USA). Filmmaker. Founder of US-Russia Initiatives and NuclearWakeUpCall.
Youth speakers include: Vanessa Lanteigne (Canada), National Coordinator of Voice of Women; Kehkashan Basu (UAE/Canada). Founder of Green Hope Foundation, UN Human Rights Champion, Winner of the 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize & Winner of the First-Ever Voices Youth Gorbachev-Shultz Legacy Award for Nuclear Disarmament; Lejla Hasandedic-Dapo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Europe Liaison Officer for United Religions Initiative. Board member of European Interfaith Youth Network; Nico Edwards (Sweden/UK), PNND Gender, Peace and Security Program Officer and Yasmeen Silva (USA), Partnerships Manager for Beyond the Bomb.