As part of the European Union Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC), SIPRI hosted a seminar titled ‘Strengthening the Gender Focus in Disarmament and Non-proliferation’. The seminar was held virtually on 30 March.
The discussion focused on gender balance in disarmament diplomacy, gender-responsive arms control, linkage with the women and peace and security agenda, masculinities in disarmament, feminist foreign policy, institutional culture and barriers, and toolkits for the workplace. Dr Sibylle Bauer, Chair of the Consortium and Director of Studies, Armament and Disarmament, and Nivedita Raju, Researcher in the Armament and Disarmament research area, chaired the seminar discussion.
The seminar was conducted under the Chatham House Rule.
About the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium
The EUNPDC forms the core of a wider European network of non-proliferation and disarmament think tanks that the consortium is responsible for promoting and coordinating. The EUNPDC is managed jointly by six institutes: the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS), the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (HSFK/ PRIF), the International Affairs Institute in Rome (IAI), the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) and SIPRI.
The EUNPDC aims to encourage discussion of measures to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems within civil society, particularly among experts, researchers and academics in the EU and third countries. The scope of activities also covers issues related to conventional weapons, including small arms and light weapons. For more information about the consortium click here.