Mainstreaming the WPS Agenda: A Consultation on Feminist Approaches to Peace and Security International Assistance

Consult imageOn July 21st, the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada hosted an informal consultation on “Mainstreaming the WPS Agenda: A Consultation on Feminist Approaches to Peace and Security International Assistance.” The consultation was well attended by representatives from both civil society and Global Affairs Canada.

The afternoon began with an opening panel on “What would a feminist approach look like in Canada’s development assistance in the peace and security theme?” with comments from Rebecca Tiessen (University of Ottawa) and Pamela O’Donnell (Director and Deputy Head START, Global Affairs Canada). This panel provided the feminist context for the day’s discussions, as well as the perspective of Global Affairs Canada. Continue reading “Mainstreaming the WPS Agenda: A Consultation on Feminist Approaches to Peace and Security International Assistance”