FP Virtual Dialogue: Women, Peace & Security: The Next 20 Years

October 8, 2020

An FP Virtual Dialogue exploring women’s leadership in shaping the future of global security

Watch highlights from the event:

FP in collaboration with Our Secure Future, convened exceptional leaders from across security, tech, and government for a forward-looking conversation illuminating the WPS policy framework: We explored effective ways to apply the WPS lens toward a widespread gender perspective mandate and how it can help us reframe the narrative around security.

As we mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council’s landmark resolution (1325) on Women, Peace & Security, the world is facing a new set of security challenges—including new technology, climate change, global health threats, and political volatility—never envisioned 20 years ago. While COVID-19 has disrupted national and global agendas it has also brought into renewed focus the need for more inclusive, broader approaches to peace and security: How can the WPS policy framework be leveraged to help us grapple with these global challenges? How can stakeholders shape the next stage of the WPS agenda and advance meaningful action?

Watch to learn about strategic commitments and practical ways in which institutions can increase women’s participation across the board – and the gendered pressures we must address – to enhance global security, peace and stability. Watch now and add your voice to the conversation:



In partnership with

John Allen
President, The Brookings Institution
John R. Allen currently serves as the 8th president of the Brookings Institution. He is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former comm...
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Initiator of the UNSCR 1325 as the President of the UN Security Council in March 2000
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury has been a career diplomat, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, President of the UN Security Council,...
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AKC bust photo from internet (2)
Sahana Dharmapuri
Director, Our Secure Future
Sahana Dharmapuri is the Director of Our Secure Future, a program of One Earth Future Foundation. From 2006-2016 she was an independent gender advisor on gender, peace, and secu...
Congresswoman Lois Frankel
From the student antiwar protests of the ‘60s to her election to Congress in 2012 where she represents South Florida, Congresswoman Lois Frankel has spent her lifetime deliver...
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FP-Lois Frankel
Amy Mackinnon
Writer, Foreign Policy
Amy Mackinnon is a staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine. Originally from Scotland, she has reported from across Eastern Europe and was based in Moscow and Tbilisi Georgia as...
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Katherine Maher
CEO, Wikimedia Foundation
Katherine Maher is the CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. She is a longtime advocate for free and op...
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FP-Katherine Maher
Jacqueline O'Neill
Jacqueline O’Neill is Canada’s first Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security. Appointed by the Prime Minister in June 2019, her primary role is to advise Ministers of Forei...

For more information, contact Diana Marrero, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development.