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ICCT Live Briefing: 1325 twenty years on - the evolution of the WPS agenda after 9/11


On November 11, 2020, the International Centre for Counter Terrorism (ICCT), Women in International Security Netherlands (WIIS NL), Leiden University's Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), and the Chair of UN Studies in Peace and Justice co-hosted an online Live Briefing via Zoom, followed by a Q&A session.

October 31, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary since the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325) which globally launched the women peace and security (WPS) agenda across multiple security platforms. In the succeeding years, terrorism, violent extremism and the nature and intensity of international conflict has continued to impact women. At the same time, women have increasingly emerged as important actors within and beyond the WPS agenda, including as members of violent extremist groups. In this webinar, our distinguished panel assessed how UNSCR 1325 has adapted and can continue to evolve to address the challenges of international peace and security:



The webinar hosted a distinguished panel of speakers, who provided a broad spectrum of views on this topic from their varied perspectives: legal, military, humanitarian and diplomatic including:

  • Ambassador Sahar Ghanem, Yemeni Ambassador to Netherlands, Sweden and Norway
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ella van den Heuvel, Gender Advisor to the Dutch Chief of Defence
  • Professor Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law at Duke University
  • Azadeh Moaveni, Gender Project Director, International Crisis Group, author ‘Guest House for Young Widows’

This was a public, recorded event. Image Credit: "703A0619" by MONUSCO is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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