How do women and children survive war?
Academics and community workers from around the world are participating in a major conference on human security in war-torn societies this week at McGill, organized by the University's Centre for Developing-Area Studies.
Major conference on victims of state conflicts to be held at McGill from Feb. 4 to 7
Academics and community workers from around the world are participating in a major conference on human security in war-torn societies this week at McGill. Organized by the University's Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS), the Conference on Gender and Human Security will examine how armed conflicts are disrupting the prospects for development in feuding countries and creating pools of displaced persons and refugees, many of whom are women and children.
Media are welcome to attend the conference, from February 4 to 7 (various times), by contacting Suzanne Boutin at 514-398-1608. Location: Room 232, Leacock Building (855 Sherbrooke St. W).
The CDAS conference will present results of a three-year research program on gender and human security undertaken by the CDAS, in conjunction with the Women's Centre of Montreal, as well as partners from several other universities and community organizations. Panel topics will include:
- Conceptualization of Gender and Human Security
- Armed Conflict and Small Arms
- Refugees, Asylum-Seekers and Internally Displaced Persons
- Impunity and Justice
- Canadian Perspectives on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325
- Health in Conflict Resolution
- Peace Initiatives
- Strategies for Reconciliation and Reconstruction
The CDAS plans to publish a book developed from conference presentations. For more information on topics covered at the Conference on Gender and Human Security, please consult www.mcgill.ca/cdas/genderconf/.