Monday, October 30, 2023
1:15 p.m. -2:30 p.m.
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We launched a new report by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, supported by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, which contributes to bridging the gap between current WPS practices that focus mainly on women and a growing body of research that explores how efforts to improve the status of women are strengthened by engaging with men and masculinities. Drawing on results from desk research and quantitative analysis of survey responses from over 6,000 men and women collected in three conflict-affected contexts in Southeast Asia – Aceh and Maluku in Indonesia and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines – the report explores masculinity norms, challenges conventional assumptions about men and violence, and reinforces the need of context-specific understanding to challenge patriarchal structures at the societal level.
H.E. Yoko Kamikawa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (video message)
T.H. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations
H.E. Kimihiro Ishikane, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
Dr. Robert Nagel, Research Fellow, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Dr. Gary Barker, President and Founder, Equimundo
Ms. Samsidar, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Indonesian Justice and Peace Foundation
Ms. Maho Nakayama, Director and Senior Program Officer, Peacebuilding Program, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Amb. Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Hosted by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, the United States Mission to the United Nations, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation