Impact and Innovation. UNSCR 1325 in Ireland and Globally

Institute for British-Irish Studies
University College Dublin
Republic of Ireland
A Chara,
On behalf of the Institute for British-Irish Studies, I would like to invite you to participate in our seminar ‘Impact and Innovation. UNSCR 1325 in Ireland and Globally’, which will take place on the 5th April 2013, 10:00-17:30, in the Mansion House in Dublin.
This seminar, which is part of the project entitled ‘Addressing Cultural Legacies of Conflict. Towards an intercultural and inter-dimensional Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security,’ aims to further the development of new approaches to women peace and security by looking at experiences at the international, regional, and national level. We will explore lessons learned from the Irish experience of implementing UNSCR 1325 and ask for its impact and synergies on international organizations and on developing multi-leveled approaches to women peace and security.  
The seminar brings together representatives from international organisations, practitioners, policy-makers and academic experts on women, peace and security. Through discussion and dialogue we hope to further the women, peace and security agenda and to move beyond the focus on national action plans in order to contribute to a more sustainable vision of peace and security for the 21st century. 
Some general questions the event is addressing are: what impact does UNSCR 1325 have on building a more equal society and on developing a concept of sustainable conflict resolution? And what do national and international processes tell us about opportunities and challenges to further develop international strategies to promote women, peace and security?
As this is a collaborative enterprise, we would welcome and encourage your feedback and suggestions on how we could potentially achieve our aims. We wish to be as inclusive and democratic as possible and it would be of great benefit for us to hear your thoughts on our project and on questions to address at the conference.
We hope you will be able to accept our invitation to attend and to contribute your unique experiences, perceptions and knowledge to this project.
Please RSVP with completed attached registration form to:
Is Mise Le Meas
Dr. Melanie Hoewer
Deputy IBIS Director
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