Gender Equality in Peace & Security: The Role of Male Allies

Wednesday, June 24
10:00am-11:00 am EDT
Watch the Webinar:


Lord Tariq Mahmood Ahmad
The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

Ms. Pramila Patten
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert
Former UN Force Commander for the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ambassador Don Steinberg
Founder of the Mobilizing Men as Partners for Women, Peace and Security Project, Our Secure Future

Mr. Fikiri Nzoyisenga
Founder and Executive Director, Youth Coalition Against Gender-based Violence – SEMERERA

Moderated by Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Distinguished male allies across defense, diplomacy, and civil society discussed men’s role in advancing gender equality in peace and security. They posed strategies for engaging men and boys at all levels of decision-making, overcoming institutional barriers, and changing gender norms.

Learn more in Our Secure Future’s report and policy brief on engaging male champions.

Cosponsored by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
and Our Secure Future