United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) addressed the changing nature of warfare, in which civilians are increasingly targeted, and women continue to be excluded from participation in peace processes. UNSCR 1325 addresses not only the inordinate impact of war on women, but also the pivotal role women should and do play in conflict management, conflict resolution, and sustainable peace.
In the spirit of the resolution, this panel discussion brings together women who have been, and are still, active in conflict resolution at the highest level – Prof. Gabriela Shalev, who was the Israeli ambassador to the UN, and Adv. Hiba Husseini, the former Chair of the Legal Committee to Final Status Negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis. Maryse Guimond, the program manager of the Arab States office of UN Women and Prof. Natalie Hudson, a specialist on women and peace processes, will provide local and global perspectives on these challenging questions. The discussion will be chaired by Prof. Naomi Chazan, former Knesset member, a political scientist and peace activist for many years.
There will be simultaneous translation from English to Hebrew and Arabic