Int’l Women’s Day and Peace Events
March 8 is International Women’s Day and the peace community has put together an amazing range of special events. Here are two that you won’t want to miss.
Webinar: “NATO and the Patriarchy” with Ray Acheson
Sunday, March 7 (11am PT/ 2pm ET / 8pm CET)
In celebration of International Women’s Day
Ray Acheson is the Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament program of the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF). Ray will be speaking about her chapter “The patriarchal militarism of NATO’s reflection group” from this recent NATO Watch report.
Join the discussion to challenge NATO’s patriarchal militarism, military spending and plan for 2030. Following Ray’s talk you will hear briefly from four discussants: Kristine Karch (Germany), Ann Wright (United States), Ingela Mårtensson (Sweden) and Tamara Lorincz (Canada). Organized by the No to War-No to NATO Network (www.no-to-nato.org) and endorsed by the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Hawai’i Peace and Justice, and Veterans for Peace Chapter 113-Hawaii.
For the webinar on March 7, please also bring a sign that you can hold up at the end “Women Against NATO” and they will take a group photo.
Intergenerational Dialogue between Women involved in Nuclear Disarmament
The Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) invite you to join an inter-generational dialogue on Monday, March 8 highlighting the roles of women in the peace, disarmament and security fields, and the importance of including gender approaches to these issues in order to build more effective and sustainable security for all.
The dialogue will be conducted in four mini-panels, each one with a highly experienced woman leader and a youth advocate introducing the sub-topics (see below).
The event will also include the launch of the PNND Gender, Peace and Security program, which consolidates and builds upon the work PNND has been doing on gender and nuclear disarmament since our establishment in 2003.
The dialogue will be held by zoom on International Women’s Day,
Monday, March 8 at 18:30 CET (12:30 Eastern Time USA/Canada).
Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qYPT-U5FQKO7OaFf0E_keA
Speakers: Women leaders
Ms Izumi Nakamitsu (United Nations)
UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. Topic: The role of women in disarmament
Dr Hedy Fry MP (Canada)
Special Representative on Gender Issues for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Topic: Nuclear security and disarmament in feminist foreign policy
Cynthia Lazaroff (Hawaii, USA)
Filmmaker. Founder of US-Russia Initiatives and NuclearWakeUpCall. Topic: Disarmament and sustainability
Baroness Sue Miller (United Kingdom)
PNND Co-President. Member of the UK House of Lords. Vice-Chair of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Security and Non-Proliferation. Topic: Shifting security frameworks from nuclear deterrence to common security
Monica Willard (USA)
United Religions Initiative Representative to the United Nations. Co-Chair of the International Day of Peace NGO Committee at the UN. Topic: Nuclear disarmament and grassroots/interfaith action
Kehkashan Basu (UAE/Canada)
Founder of Green Hope Foundation, UN Human Rights Champion, Winner of the 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize & Winner of the First-Ever Voices Youth Gorbachev-Shultz Legacy Award for Nuclear Disarmament.
Vanessa Lanteigne (Canada)
National Coordinator of Voice of Women. One of the winners in the 2020 UN #75Words4Disarmament Youth Challenge.
Lejla Hasandedic-Dapo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Europe Liaison Officer for United Religions Initiative. Board member of European Interfaith Youth Network.
Yasmeen Silva (USA)
Partnerships Manager for Beyond the Bomb. Team member of the 2020 Count the Nuclear Weapons Money action in New York.
Nico Edwards (Sweden/UK)
PNND Gender, Peace and Security Program Officer.