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Past events

04 Nov 2020

Live Sessions

Geneva Peaceweek Event

This session is cohosted by the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP)/ the Maison de la Paix Gender and Diversity Hub, The Global Reset, and Women in International Security (WIIS) Switzerland. 

Twenty years since the landmark United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, the Women Peace and Security Agenda needs to move from policy to action. Resetting international cooperation and rebuilding trust and international cooperation will not be possible without more meaningful participation of women in the international system’s decision-making structures. Through a creative and immersive workshop the event aims to engage our diverse community of women and allies, to tap into our collective intelligence and explore:

  • How to navigate and improve the current system for female leaders in peacebuilding and security and overcome gendered barriers;

  • How to change peace and security institutions and design a more inclusive, sustainable, and equitable future.

  • In small groups you will have the opportunity to form connections with the GPW community, exchange experiences, and brainstorm innovative strategies for women’s inclusion in international peace and security.

05 Nov 2019

Geneva Peace Week 2019

Overcoming challenges to Women's Participation in Sustainable Peacebuilding

Formal resistance and implicit bias by those who hold power in politics, institutions and communities are key obstacles to women’s meaningful participation at all levels of society. Do we approach this as a problem to solve or accept that these tensions will persist?


Using the case study of Afghanistan, participants analysed the tensions that persist in peacebuilding, particularly around holding power and sharing power. We broke out into 3 groups to question our mindsets and theories of change, and share experiences within our community of experts, practitioners and policy makers. Collectively, we identified some concrete steps to overcome resistance and work towards more sustainable peace and gender equality. Attendance for this workshop was limited to 30 people. This event was in English.



Dominic Wolsey, Advisor on Gender and Diversity, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)

Fleur Heyworth, Head of Gender and Inclusive Security, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)


Amrita Kapur, Project Coordinator, Gender and Security Division, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF)

05 Nov 2018

Workshop | Geneva Peace Week

Integrating Gender Equality in Peacebuilding

This workshop explored the role of gender in peacebuilding, provided concrete entry points and a selection of practical examples of approaches on how to integrate gender equality in peacebuilding activities.

Participants were presented with case scenarios and will have the opportunity to apply practical tools for gender analysis/mainstreaming in interactive break-out sessions.


The workshop focused on the cross-cutting nature of gender and peace and explored synergies between different areas of expertise of several organisations working in the human security sector in Geneva.

13 Jun 2018

SEVEN on Tour: #PressforProgress - Turn Policies into Practices

The GCSP, the MdP Gender and Diversity Hub and other partners are bringing the documentary play, SEVEN, to Geneva at the United Nations.

The play weaves together the true stories of seven women who have overcome abuse of power, and advanced the rights of women and girls around the world. To date, the play has toured 42 countries. #7onTourGeneva will build on the #MeToo Movement to help our community push for change internally. 


■ Opening Performance by Barbara Hendricks, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

■ Reading of SEVEN by men and women from across peace, security, human rights and humanitarian development sectors.

■ Discussion: How can International Geneva create a culture of respect and accountability, and Turn Policies into Practices?

For more information and registration: click here 

Time:18.30 - 20.30
Place: Assembly Hall, Palais de Nations, Geneva (Entry: Pregny Gate)

09 Apr 2018

Including men and boys with a disability in Afghanistan | How does life change after stepping on a landmine?

Afghanistan is one of the countries most affected by landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). In 2016, men and boys made up 85% of recorded casualties. Victims of mines/ERW suffer the consequences of their injuries in gendered ways, including in their access to care and education, their mobility, and their social and economic opportunities.


How do men and boys adapt to the new physical conditions and how does this impact their
surroundings? How can victim assistance be more inclusive of men and boys in these contexts?

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07 Mar 2018

So What: Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)

On 8 March, International Women’s Day, DCAF is co-hosting – together with the SDG Lab, UN WOMEN, the City of Geneva and International Gender Champions Geneva – a special edition of the SDG Lab ‘So What’ series to explore the interlinkages between Gender Equality (SDG5) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) and to show how linking these goals can accelerate results.

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07 Nov 2017

A Geneva Peace Week Event

Living Peace: The Story of Abby and Kyalu

Come join the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the Maison de la Paix Gender and Diversity Hub for a short-film screening and discussion during Geneva Peace Week 2017.

23 Feb 2017

Breaking Free, Releasing Joy: Detention and Disappearance During the Syrian Conflict

Three Syrian women have come together to share the memories and struggles of Syria's detained and disappeared persons. The event has provided an opportunity for these women, as well as representatives of Syrian civil society groups to discuss the ways forward.

07 Nov 2016

A Geneva Peace Week Event

Film Screening | Yemeniettes

The documentary Yemeniettes follows the journey of Yemeni girls on their entrepreneurial journey in a country facing great challenges. The film was followed by a discussion with Yahya Khalil (ICRC) and Jovana Carapic (Small Arms Survey).

16 Jun 2016

The Power of Gender in Preventing Violent Extremism

Interactive dialogue organised by GCSP with the support of the G&D Hub


17 Nov 2015

Geneva Reflections on the Global Study on Women, Peace and Security

Round table on ‘Geneva Reflections on the Global Study on Women, Peace and Security’ at the Geneva Peace week

19 Oct 2015

La résolution 1325 et les femmes de la République démocratique du Congo: la réalité du terrain

Public discussion on ‘La résolution 1325 et les femmes de la République démocratique du Congo: la réalité du terrain’ with Julienne Lusenge, President of the Fonds pour les femmes congolaises, organised by the GCSP in association with the G&D Hub

08 Sep 2015

Conference on 15 Years of UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Review and Outlook, convened by Switzerland and featuring several sessions moderated by the G&D Hub

16 Jun 2015

Informal lunch-time event

Informal lunch-time event with Penny Williams, Australia's first Global Ambassador for Women and Girls and GCSP Government Fellow, organised by the GCSP in association with the G&D Hub

03 Jun 2015

Modern Militaries and Capability: The Importance of Women

Public discussion on ‘Modern Militaries and Capability: The Importance of Women’, organised by GCSP in association with the G&D Hub

31 May 2015

Women and Armed Violence: Peace and Gender Equality

Public discussion on ‘Women and Armed Violence: Peace and Gender Equality’, organised by the Small Arms Survey, TERRES DES FEMMES Switzerland, and the Graduate Institute’s Programme on Gender and Global Change (PGGC) in association with the G&D Hub

17 Mar 2015

Brown-bag lunch on ‘Gender and Power’

Brown-bag lunch on ‘Gender and Power’, organised by the G&D Hub

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Past training and capacity development

February-March 2015

Gender module

Gender module by the G&D Hub at the 19th GCSP European Training Course in Security Policy.

February 2015

Gender staff training

Gender staff training, organised by DCAF and supported by the G&D Hub.

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