Time: Wed 25th June 2014, 13.00-16.00 (registration/light lunch from 13.00; seminar start 13.30)
Venue: Grosvenor House
In 2010-11, BCRC commissioned a piece of research with the title Gender at the Interface. A response to the research findings was issued by BCRC and a follow-up seminar was held in November 2012 between BCRC staff/steering group and some of the research participants. The 25th June event at Grosvenor House is organised as a continuation of this process with a belief that addressing issues around gender in relation to peace, conflict and dealing with the past are essential to achieving a peaceful and sustainable future in Belfast and beyond.
The seminar will include Welcome & Introductions by BCRC’s current Chair, Deirdre Hargey, followed by a presentation by BCRC Project Manager Joe Marley of the BCRC research Gender at the Interface and an introduction and overview of UN Resolution 1325 by Catherine O’Rourke (University of Ulster). A panel of speakers will then give a brief presentation of their work and how this links to 1325 and the event will finish with a Q&A session. The panel will include representatives from a range of views and backgrounds including Eibhlín Glenholms (Tár Anall), Teenah Patrick (PUP) and Dawn Purvis (Healing through Remembering). The event will be chaired by Bronagh Hinds (DemocraShe).
The Security Council of the United Nations adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in 2000. The resolution addresses the impact of war and conflict on women and calls for increasing women’s role in conflict resolution and peacemaking. The resolution applies to the United Nations and to all 198 member states of the United Nations, including the UK and Ireland.
This project is part-financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the EU’s PEACE III Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. www.seupb.eu
BCRC is supported by four partner organisations:
Falls Community Council (lead agency) | Charter NI | EPIC | Intercomm.