The 71st Session of the General Assembly of United Nations (UNGA) in 2016 witnessed less than 10% of national statements delivered by women. Domestically, Hillary Clinton, who was expected to break through the highest glass-ceiling faced a shocking defeat in one of the most pivotal presidential elections. In this light, the panel will uncover the following questions:
Despite the various roles women have played in wars, and violent conflicts as aggressors, victims, facilitators and peace-makers, their roles have been understood narrowly. This panel aims to discuss:
Developmental organizations are increasingly shifting towards assisting women in international contexts through a bottom-up approach. In this context, this panel brings to the discussion the following:
This panel will consist of SAIS Alumna working in Politics, Peacebuilding/Defense and NGO/Development sectors, who will offer practical insights on countering gender injustice based on their own experiences in the workforce. Panelists will discuss a wide range of practical topics like building effective networks, dealing with bosses, adapting to different organizational structures and maintaining family-life balance.