The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community will co-sponsor a panel discussion, "Access and Technology: Breaking Down Barriers to an Inclusive Women, Peace, and Security Agenda," on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the United Nations in New York (Conference Room C). This panel is a side event at the 2014 Commission on the Status of Women, and part of a series of lectures and panels on the UN's Women, Peace, and Security Agenda, organized by LISD's Project on Gender in the Global Community, the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, and the PeaceWomen Project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). To attend the panel, RSVP to Antonia Strachwitz.
The event will highlight how technological tools including PeaceWomen’s expanded Women, Peace, and Security mobile application can be used to combat obstacles to women’s full and equal access and participation in peace processes. Participants will discuss the opportunities and limits of technical tools, advantages and risks involved in using them on the ground, and the importance of addressing structural obstacles to participation for peace and meaningful change. Panelists include Ghida Anani, Founder and Director of ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality; Bukeni T. Waruzi, Senior Program Manager of WITNESS; Maria Butler, PeaceWomen Programme Director of WILPF; and Madeleine Rees, Secretary-General of WILPF. The panel will be moderated by Stefan Barriga, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the UN.