r Ministry of Defence - Sri Lanka

INSS holds webinar on ‘Challenges and opportunities for women in
security and peacekeeping’

April 29, 2024

The Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), together with the School of Behavioural Forensics (NFSU), India and the European Counter-Terrorism and Security Research Institute (EUCTER), Brussels organized a joint webinar on “The Challenges and opportunities for women in security and peacekeeping” recently, says INSS media. The two-day webinar conducted on 25th and 26th (April) featured seven sessions on seven distinctive themes under the main topic of discussion, along with three keynote lectures.

The audience comprised of ministry officials, academics, researchers, policymakers, representatives from Sri Lanka Armed Forces and Police, and also international participants. The esteemed chairs and panelists from all parties highlighted the challenges and the way forward with regards to the main topic of discussion, it says.

During the discussions the effectivity of women peacekeepers with their high level of skills in negotiation and mediation was highlighted emphasizing on the better understanding and empathy of women towards victims of conflict, creating and leading way to more counter-terrorism strategies in global peacekeeping efforts. The significance of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was brought forward, with the resolution addressing the impact of war on women and the importance of inclusive participation in conflict resolution.