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Roundtable: Women at the Nexus of Recovery and Reconstruction – Driving Global Political Participation

On 27 October 2022, the Mission of Canada to the European Union and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) are organising a panel discussion on "Women at the Nexus of Recovery and Reconstruction", on the occasion of a visit to Brussels by Ms Jacqueline O’Neill, Canada’s Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security.

Panellists will include:

  • Jacqueline O’Neill, Canada’s Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security
  • Massimo Tommasoli, Director of Global Programmes and Permanent Observer for International IDEA to the United Nations, International IDEA
  • Jonna Naumanen, Senior Adviser to the EU Ambassador for Gender & Diversity, EEAS
  • Representative of Promote Ukraine (tbc)

The discussion will address the essential need for the promotion of gender equality and inclusive leadership at the nexus of recovery and reconstruction, as demonstrated in recent conflicts, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the violation of the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan following developments in 2021, and other conflicts around the world. Panellists will discuss approaches to support women’s active and meaningful participation and implement gender perspectives in conflict-prevention and conflict-resolution mechanisms and institutions, and what synergies can be found with the European Union’s Women, Peace and Security Agenda and Gender Action Plan.

A question period following the panel will provide an opportunity to discuss these important matters with key decision-makers and experts. Views and inputs from civil society organizations and other stakeholders active in this field will help shape results-oriented policies and programming.

Event date
27 October 2022
Organising parties
International IDEA
Mission of Canada to the European Union