WPS@20: Reflecting on Twenty Years of Women, Peace and Security at the UN Security Council

A series of events to mark the twentieth anniversary of landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.


October 31, 2020 will mark the twentieth anniversary of landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Since its adoption, the resolution has generated extensive institutional activity within the UN, very substantial civil society activity locally and globally to press for implementation, and prolific scholarly analysis and critique.

In order to mark the coming anniversary, the Transitional Justice Institute will host a series of seminars throughout 2020 leading up to October 31, 2020 to reflect on progress and enduring obstacles, critical questions and new directions on WPS.

Dr Jamie Hagen, QUB Politics and International Relations, Queering through Collaboration: Connecting LGBTQ and WPS Networks? February 12, 2020, 12.00-1.30pm, Ulster University Belfast Campus, 03-019 Board Room, in association with the QUB Centre for Gender in Politics.

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Dr Aisling Swaine, LSE Department of Gender Studies and Centre for Women, Peace and Security, Conflict-related Violence Against Women and WPS, February 27, 2020, 12.30-2pm, Seminar Room 21D51, Dalriada House, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University Jordanstown.

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Dr Catherine Turner, Durham University, WPS and Women Mediators, February 28th, 2020, 12.30-2.00 pm, Seminar Room 21D51, Dalriada House, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University Jordanstown.

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Professor Brandon Hamber, Ulster University INCORE and TJI, Masculinities and WPS, April 3rd, 2020, 12.30-2.00 pm.

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Professor Christine Bell, University of Edinburgh, WPS and Peace Agreements, April 29, 2020, 12.30-2.00 pm.

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WPS@Belfast Roundtable, confirmed contributors include Bronagh Hinds, Andrée Murphy,  Sophie Long, reflecting on the local significance of UNSCR1325, This event will now take place online on May 6, 2020, 12.30-2.00pm.

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Dr Khanyisela Moyo, Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute, WPS and Postcoloniality, October 7, 12.30-2.00pm, online seminar.

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Professor Diane Marie Amann, University of Georgia, Children and the WPS Agenda, October 28, 12.30-2.00pm, online seminar.

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Further confirmed seminars in the TJI’s WPS@20 seminar series include:

Dr Yassin Brunger, QUB Law School, ‘Mind the Gap’: WPS and the International Criminal Court.

Professor Jacqui True, Monash University Centre for Women, Peace and Security, The Women, Peace and Security Agenda 25 years after Beijing: What Difference Could a Feminist Political Economy Perspective Make?

Constitution-making and WPS Roundtable, confirmed contributors include Eilish Rooney, Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute.

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