International Conference "Towards Prioritizing Women, Peace, and Security on the Arab Agenda"
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), in collaboration with the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American University (LAU), and the Danish Centre for Gender, Equality, and Diversity (KVInfo) are organizing an international conference entitled “Towards Prioritising Women, Peace and Security on the Arab Agenda”, on 8-10 August 2016 at the Beirut Commodore Hotel.
Participants in the conference include speakers representing governmental as well as non-government agencies from 11 Arab countries, in addition to high level experts, academics and other stakeholders.
This conference aims to enrich and expand the debate on issues relating to Women, Peace and Security across the Arab region, with particular emphasis on the role of institutions in responding to this subject. The conference is also intended to discuss experiences and opportunities for Arab women’s participation in peace-building processes across the region.