Workshop (Vienna): Exploring New Areas of Research on Gender and Nuclear Policies

Vienna, Austria
Workshop (Vienna): Exploring New Areas of Research on Gender and Nuclear Policies

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) are co-organising a workshop exploring new areas of research on gender and nuclear policies. The event will feature presentations from a diverse group of researchers who are pursuing innovative projects connecting gender issues with nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. 

The previous NPT review cycle saw growing recognition of the importance of gender considerations regarding women’s meaningful and equitable participation in nuclear policymaking and diplomacy, but also the gendered impacts of ionizing radiation. As States Parties begin work towards the 2026 NPT Review Conference, we invite the expert and diplomatic communities to join this dialogue and jointly consider how to implement gendered and intersectional approaches in nuclear policymaking.


08:15-08:30 – Welcome coffee and pastries

08:30-08:40 – Opening Remarks

  • Elena K. Sokova, Executive Director, VCDNP

08:40-09:10 – Round of presentations of research projects

  • Examining the value of diversity in nuclear policy (Louis Reitmann, VCDNP)

  • Gender and public opinion on nuclear weapons (Michal Onderco, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • Feminist approaches to nuclear justice (Peixuan Xie, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)

09:10-09:35 – Discussion

  • Moderated by Renata H. Dalaqua, Head of the Gender and Disarmament Programme, UNIDIR

09:35-09:45 – Concluding remarks and overview of next steps


Wednesday 2 August, from 08:30 to 09:45 CEST, Vienna.


This is an in-person event, with limited seats available. In case you are interested in attending it, please contact by 28 July.