Gender, Peace and Cybersecurity in the Americas: Towards a Regional Agenda

Online, Zoom
Gender, Peace and Cybersecurity in the Americas: Towards a Regional Agenda

Building on the findings of UNIDIR’s recent publications on the topic, the webinar sought to promote an interactive dialogue on gender perspectives in regional and international cybersecurity. It also encouraged a collective analysis of the relevance of these perspectives and their transformative potential in the Americas and the Caribbean region. Questions for discussion included:

  • Why do we need intersectional and gendered approaches to cybersecurity? What practical steps could be taken to integrate these perspectives into cybersecurity in the Americas?

  • What are international organizations, OAS member states, academia and civil society doing to promote greater gender equality in international cybersecurity?

  • What joint actions or strategies could be undertaken to integrate gender and diversity issues into international cybersecurity forums and discussions?

  • To what extent are the cybersecurity and Women, Peace and Security agendas being linked at the national and regional levels?


Opening Remarks

  • Alison Treppel, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the OAS

  • Shorna-Kay Richards, Ambassador of Jamaica to Japan, member of UN Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters and the UNIDIR Board of Trustees


  • Renata Hessmann Dalaqua, Head of UNIDIR’s Gender and Disarmament Programme

  • Katharine Millar, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Tatiana Tropina, Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity Governance with the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University

  • Roberto de León Huerta, Coordinator for Political Affairs and Peacekeeping, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Pilar Sáenz, Coordinator of the Digital Security and Privacy Lab K+LAB of Fundación Karisma

  • Christian Hidalgo García, Founder of the Sulá Batsú Cooperative

* The event was moderated by  Kerry Ann-Barrett, Program Manager of the OAS/CICTE Cybersecurity Program

A recording of the event is available on UNIDIR’s YouTube Channel or below.


OAS/CICTE Cybersecurity Program and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament (UNIDIR)


Simultaneous translation in Spanish, Portuguese and English.