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Lectures on women’s role in security and development

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Mission Activity
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Subject
Police development and reform
Subject
Police development and reform
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Keywords
gender mainstreaming, women's empowerment

Summary

From 3 to 5 December, the Centre in Ashgabat hosted lectures on women’s role in security and development processes for 80 students from two universities in Ashgabat. Ambassador Swanee Hunt, the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the U.S., delivered the lectures, focusing on women’s active participation in conflict prevention and resolution, peace building and policy making. The students had an opportunity to discuss traditional concepts of security and the issue of women in leadership and how gender stereotypes impact public policies to address security threats and challenges to peace. In addition to the lectures, Ambassador Hunt conducted seminars on the same topic for around 35 public officials and representatives of civil society in Turkmenistan. In total, 54 women took part in the seminars, out of over 115 participants.

Information

Added on
29 May 2019
Origin
OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Keywords
gender mainstreaming, women's empowerment
Rights
OSCE