Women, peace, and security
From war to food insecurity and climate change; would the world be a better, safer place if women took more decisions?
In this podcast in the Inside Geneva series, produced by Swiss Info, Imogen Foulkes is joined by women experts in peace and security.
Julia Hofstetter, president of Women in International Security, Switzerland, says “Participation of women in peace and security, obviously must go beyond an ‘add-women-and-stir’ approach”.
How well are women represented in security discussions?
“Thirty per cent of the delegates negotiating arms control and disarmament are women, so 70% are men,” says Renata H. Dalaqua, head of the Gender and Disarmament Programme of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.
Is increasing numbers enough?
“The world needs not only participation of women but also the feminist analysis on peace,” says Maria Butler, executive director of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.