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Workshop: Human Rights, Women, Peace and Security

Workshop: Human Rights, Women, Peace and Security
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26th Nov 2015 14:00 - 26th Nov 2015 16:45
6th Floor Staff Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Distinguished international lawyer and human rights advocate Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of WILPF, will deliver the next Chrystal Macmillan Lecture. During her visit, Madeleine will receive an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh and SPS will host a series of events around the themes of her career: human rights, women, peace and security.

Booking: Tickets available via Eventbrite

Addressing the themes of women, peace and security. The first panel will showcase research ongoing at the University of Edinburgh, whilst the second will bridge academic and activist divides and focus on the main challenges to achieving gender-equitable peace and security in the contemporary context. 

Session 1: Panel: Women, Peace & Security – Research Agendas | 2.00pm - 3.15pm

Toby Kelly (Anthropology)
Refusing to Fight: Legacies of British Conscientious Objectors in the Second World War
Gerhard Anders (International Development)
Victims and perpetrators: Addressing gender-based violence in Africa
Christine Bell (Law)
Peace Agreements: What is a gender perspective?
Zoe Marks (Centre for African Studies)
Women in armed conflict

Session 2: Roundtable: Women, Peace & Security – Contemporary Challenges | 3.30pm - 4.45pm

Including Madeleine Rees (WILPF), Megan Bastick (DCAF), Janet Fenton (WILPF Scotland), Claire Duncanson (UoE), Beti Scott (P&P and SJP) and Nina Murray (Scottish Refugee Council).