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Addressing the women, peace and security agenda in the field: practical challenges for military and civilian personnel

Datum: 25-11-2020
Tijd: 15:30 – 17:00
Locatie: Webinar

The focus in the session will be on what goes well and what does not, and how we can identify opportunities for cooperation in making the Women, Peace and Security agenda a greater success. We have attached a number of potentially interesting reports that may serve as food for thought before participating in the session.
After the session on WPS, we would also like to discuss the near future of the network. In particular, we would welcome your thoughts on the following points: Whether you would like to see more online events as long as physical meetings are neither possible nor wise; what kinds of topics could be covered by these events; and whether and, if so, how to take the ‘networking’-element of the DPN online.
We are happy to announce that Marriet Schuurman (Director Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid, Dutch MFA ) & Lieutenant Colonel Ella van den Heuvel (gender adviser to the Dutch Chief of Defence) have agreed to participate in this event, which will be moderated by dr. Vanessa Newby (Assistant Professor at Leiden University and President of the Dutch Women in International Security Network). Sander Agterhuis (Gender Adviser, 1GNC Munster) will kick of the discussion. 

The session is structured as follows:
  • 15:30-15:55: Moderated interview with Lt. Col. Ella van der Heuvel & Marriet Schuurman
  • 15:55-16:00: Short break
  • 16:00-16:30: Open discussion about the practical challenges that members of the network encounter in the field (or otherwise)
  • 16:30-16:35: Short break
  • 16:35-17:05: Open discussion about the near future of the Dutch Peacekeeping Network


The session will most likely be organised using Microsoft Teams. Closer to the event, all attendees will be informed of the logistics.