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A Conversation on Women, Peace and Security

23/09/2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


WILPF is presenting a conversation about the value of the National Action Plans that meet the UN Resolution 1325+. These Action Plans are calling for attention to help women have a voice and the security they need to be able to flourish in their community.  

Panel speakers

Barbara O’Dwyer, WILPF Canberra

Barbara O’Dwyer has a Masters in Peace Studies.  She spent many years working in the Australian Government aid agency, AusAID (now part of the Dept of Foreign Affairs) working in the Pacific, on Humanitarian  Assistance and United Nations programs and finally as the Gender Adviser. She is a long time member of WILPF Australia and was President for eight years.  She was a member of the Steering Group of the Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women Peace and Security which organized and hosted the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security bringing together government and civil society representatives to report on the  implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, 2012-2018.

Margot Pearson, WILPF Australia

“I have been a member of WILPF Australia both in Canberra and in Sydney, and was on the WILPF Australia Board, for sometime with the last 5 years held the position of Vice President. I am currently on the Management committee of WILPF NSW as Treasurer. As well I have been involved in various campaigns with other groups such as ICAN, and worked on WILPF Australia’s campaign to address militarisation in Australia. This includes a research initiative funded by WILPF International and now concluding with our report ‘Militarisation in Australia: Normalisation and Mythology’.”

Ludmilla Kwitko, WILPF Canberra

Dr Ludmilla Kwitko has worked on women, peace and security and gender, international aid and development issues over the last 30 years, with donors, governments, multilateral organisations, and civil society, as a practitioner, educator, policy analyst and researcher. Ludmilla is currently Associate Professor (Honorary) at the Gender Institute, College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University, and is convening the Women, Peace and Security 2021 Webinar Series.

She also participates in civil society activities and is a member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Australia (and is currently WILPF Australia Asia-Pacific Liaison); member of the Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security, and was previously on the NATO Civil Society Advisory Panel on Women, Peace and Security. Ludmilla has participated as a civil society representative on the Australian Government’s Inter-Departmental Committee on Australia’s First National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security on behalf of the WPS Coalition.

Visit the following link for more information: WILPF Australia – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm




Women’s League for Peace and Freedom.
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