WILPF’s International Women’s Day seminar:
‘Preventing Gender-Based Violence through the Arms Trade Treaty’

March 11th 2013, Geneva

WILPF has since its origin in 1915 worked to improve gender equality through emphasizing its link with military expenditure, arms trade, violent conflict, and the reduction of available resources for social and economic development.

To advance the work of WILPF in disarmament and the prevention of conflict, WILPF organizes an annual International Women’s Day (IWD) seminar linking the topics of women and disarmament.

This year’s seminar, taking place on the 11 March, will be dedicating to discussing the upcoming ATT negotiations and how to ensure that the treaty prevents of arms sales when there is a risk of gender-based violence (GBV).

This year’s IWD seminar aims to bring together different actors working on the ATT or gender-based violence in order to inform and promote the inclusion of such a criterion in the treaty.

The event will give the opportunity for civil society participants and representatives from governments to highlight the impact of weapons on the ground and discuss ways to address this in the treaty.

The seminar will take place on 11 March, at 13:00-15:00 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, room IV, Switzerland. If you like to attend, please send an email to disarm@wilpf.ch .

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Please see the agenda and invitations.

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For more information, please contact: Ray Acheson: ray (a) reachingcriticalwill.org Beatrice Fihn: beatrice (a) reachingcriticalwill.org Maria Butler: maria (a) peacewomen.org

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