Head of the Center of Excellence in Women and Social Security, Walailak University was invited to take part in a stakeholder conference for the Australian Research Council Linkage Project, Towards Inclusive Peace: Mapping Gender Provisions of Peace Agreements, 2000-2016, conducted in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, held on the 5th of October in Bangkok, Thailand.
The ‘Toward Inclusive Peace’ project is led by Professor Jacqui True, Director, Monash University’s Gender, Peace and Security Centre together with Associate Professor Katrina Lee Koo (Monash), Dr. Nicole George from the University of Queensland, and Associate Professor Sara Davies from Griffith University and involving DFAT Assistant Secretary and Principal Sector Specialist, Gender Equality, Ms. Amy Haddad and Ms. Kris Tay from the DFAT Gender Equality branch as well as four doctoral students: Sarah Hewitt, Yasmin Chilmeran, Elliot Dolan-Evans and Alex Phelan. The project is examining the factors that enable and constrain women’s rights and participation after conflict including the role that the implementation of gender provisions in peace agreements play. The field work has been undertaken globally, and within six countries in Asia and the Pacific.
The stakeholder conference brings together members of the research team, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) scholars, policymakers and advocates in the region to discuss the project findings to date and to debate strategies for advancing women’s meaningful participation in peace and post-conflict processes.
Date: 5th October, 2018
Location: @ Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok, Thailand