What is the current state of gender and diversity mainstreaming in the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM)? This side event will take stock of progress achieved so far and discuss avenues for strengthening gender and diversity aspects in the implementation of the CCM.
The event will feature short presentations by experts and practitioners, as well as an interactive Q&A with the audience.
Potential questions for discussion include:
• What are the main entry-points for gender and diversity mainstreaming in line with the CCM and the Lausanne Action Plan?
• What can be done to strengthen synergies between the CCM and other gender-related frameworks, such as SDG5 and the Women, Peace and Security agenda?
• What are the main lessons learned over the past 10 years regarding gender and diversity mainstreaming in the CCM?
• How can CCM Gender Focal Points support States Parties in mainstreaming gender and diversity considerations in the CCM?
This event will also mark the launch of a new factsheet on “Gender & Diversity in the Convention on Cluster Munitions” developed by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the International Gender Champions Disarmament Impact Group.
• Ambassador Stefano Toscano, Director, GICHD
• Roxana Bobolicu, International Policy Manager with MAG and member of the Gender & Diversity Working Group
• Inès Mensah, France; Xungileni Chitundu, Namibia - CCM Gender Focal Points
• Jany Saade, Youth Mine Action Fellow from Lebanon
• Ambassador Aidan Liddle, President of the CCM 10MSP
• Renata H. Dalaqua, Head of Programme – Gender and Disarmament, UNIDIR
1 September, from 13.15 to 14.30 (Geneva time), online.
This discussion is organized by the Gender & Diversity Working Group, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), the International Gender Champions Disarmament Impact Group, the Permanent Mission of France, and the Permanent Mission of Namibia.