The Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association (EATA) hosted an annual International conference on “Women, Peace and Security” on Friday, October 13, 2023. The event aimed to acknowledge women’s role in Ukraine and Global conflicts.
The Conference has been taking place in Tallinn since 2012 to introduce and review UN Security Council Resolution 1325, its impact on women in conflict, the valuable role women play in resolving conflict, and the overall work of women peacekeepers in a global and national security framework.
This year’s Conference focused on Women, Peace and Security in Ukraine and included panel discussions from international and Baltic perspectives. Even though much progress has been made on women’s involvement in conflict resolution, much work remains.
Governments and civil society in the Baltics need to cooperate and leverage their solid social cohesion to continue providing comprehensive gender-based support to Ukraine.
The conference aimed to introduce and review UN Security Council Resolution 1325, its impact on women in conflict, the valuable role women play in resolving conflict, peacebuilding, and the overall work of women peacekeepers in a global and national security framework.
In 2023, the conference on Women, Peace and Security in Ukraine. The conference conducted two panel discussions from both the International and Baltic perspectives.
Panel discussion on “Women, Peace and Security Agenda in times of War – Lessons from Ukraine” provided insights and an overview of the Ukrainian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security and its implementation in times of war.
The panel discussion “Baltic Leadership and Support for Ukraine” examined how the gender perspective is considered while providing aid and support for Ukraine. The panel discussion discussed the Baltic state’s efforts to support Ukraine comprehensively.
The Conference was organised with the Embassy of Canada, the Embassy of Germany, NATO Headquarters, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.