Report launch: The correlation between SALW proliferation in Iraq and rates of violence against women
13 April 2021 | Online
WILPF and its partner Asuda are pleased to launch a new report The Correlation Between the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Iraq and Rates of Violence Against Women. This online event will be the international launch event following a national launch in March 2021. The report is available in Arabic and soon in Kurdish.
The event takes place 09:00 New York /15:00 Geneva /16:00 Baghdad. Register here.
14 April 2021 | Online
Wednesday 14 April 2021
This online event highlights the horrific human cost of incendiary weapons and the need for a more effective international response. It features a trauma nurse who treated a girl burned by white phosphorus in Afghanistan, a survivor of an incendiary weapons attack on a Syrian school, a burn doctor with expertise in the challenges of rehabilitation, and a lawyer who will explain the steps states should take to address the shortcomings of international law. Forty years after it opened for signature, Protocol III to the Convention on Conventional Weapons has failed to prevent the civilian harm caused by incendiary weapons.
To register visit: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ybs3ZFu4RR-s5S1MtKEVCg
- Christine Collins, Critical care trauma nurse and former Captain in the US Air Force
- “Abu Taim,” Survivor of an incendiary weapons attack on a Syrian school
- Dr. Jeffrey Schneider, Medical Director of Trauma, Burn, and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
- Bonnie Docherty, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch
- Roos Boer, Humanitarian Disarmament Program Lead, PAX (Moderator)
26 - 30 April 2021 | Geneva, Switzerland
Meetings of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) working groups on implementation, universalisation, and reporting and transparency, and the first preparatory meeting for for the Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP7) will take place in a virtual format from 26-30 April 2021. This set of meetings has been rescheduled from February 2021.
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29 April 2021 | Online
The Canadian government will soon release its Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP) after months of consultation. But what will it include and what policies are needed to make the rhetoric of feminism a reality? This webinar, organized by WILPF Canada, will present an overview of how the FFP process has evolved, including recent consultations; what the key principles of feminist foreign policy are; and take a critical look at existing foreign policy. The webinar will also be an opportunity to hear from WILPF Sweden about what has, and what has not, worked well in the context of Sweden’s FFP.
Please join WILPF Canada in this 90-minute webinar that also marks the 106th anniversary of the founding of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. The timing is 09:00 PST / 12:00 EST / 18:00 CET.
25 - 28 May 2021 | Geneva, Switzerland
The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) working groups on implementation, universalisation, and reporting and transparency, as well as the second informal preparatory meeting for the Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP7 are tentatively scheduled from 25-28 May 2021, subject to COVID-19 developments. Click here for more information.
04 - 06 June 2021 | Online
#NoWar2021 is a unique event that brings together a global grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations around the topic of CANSEC and the global arms trade.
26 - 30 July 2021 | New York, USA
The Seventh Biennial Meeting of States (BMS7) to consider the implementation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA) is scheduled to take place at the United Nations in New York City from 26-30 July 2021
30 August - 03 September 2021 | Geneva, Switzerland
The Seventh Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP7) is scheduled to take place from 30 August–3 September 2021 in Geneva.