CSW61: Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls in Peacebuilding

Conference Room 8, United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA

Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls in Peacebuilding: What do we know?

Tuesday, 14 March, 11.30am – 12.45pm

While there has been growing attention to violence against women and girls (VAWG) during conflict, there has been far less attention to women and girls’ experiences of violence following periods of conflict. The post-conflict context poses particular challenges, including the need for attention to the relationship between violence before and during conflict and to how post-conflict violence should be addressed within and through peacebuilding measures. This panel will share current research on the complex relationship between VAWG and post-conflict peace and peacebuilding.


What Difference Does Peace Make: Findings from a Study on Domestic Violence During and After the Conflict in Northern Ireland

Prof. Monica Mc Williams, Professor of Women’s Studies, Ulster University


Exploring the intersection of VAWG with post-conflict state building and peacebuilding processes

Dr. Manuel Contreras-Urbina, Director of Research,

Global Women’s Institute, George Washington University


Identifying Connections and Distinctions in Conflict-related Violence Against Women: Implications for Peacebuilding Measures

Dr. Aisling Swaine, Associate Professor and Director of Center on Gender Equality in International Affairs, George Washington University


Lessons on VAWG and Peacebuilding from The Global Study on Implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000)

Emily Kenney, Policy Analyst, Peace and Security, UN Women


Co-sponsors: Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations; George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute and Center for Gender Equality in International Affairs.


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