OTTAWA, March 12, 2012 /CNW/ - United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) on women, peace, and security marked a turning point in international women's rights and in peace and security issues when it was unanimously adopted in 2000. Today, the contribution made by the International Development Research Centre in support of Canada's efforts to implement the resolution will be highlighted before the Standing Senate Human Rights Committee. The committee, which has launched a study into Canada's contribution to UN Resolution 1325 and other Security Council resolutions pertaining to women, peace, and security issues, hears from Colleen Duggan, senior program specialist at IDRC.
Date: Monday, March 12, 2012
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Where: House of Commons, Centre Block
This event is public and is also webcast live at http://senparlvu.parl.gc.ca/
IDRC, a key part of Canada's aid program, supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. By supporting high quality research, the Centre has contributed to Canada's international efforts to implement UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security since the resolution was adopted in October 2000.
Duggan brings her expertise in human rights and the rule of law in divided societies to bear on Canada's contributions to UNSCR 1325. Duggan holds a master's in law (international human rights and humanitarian law) from the University of Essex (UK) and a graduate degree in international development and economic cooperation from the University of Ottawa.
A key part of Canada's aid program since 1970, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. IDRC also encourages sharing this knowledge with policymakers, other researchers, and communities around the world. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice and change to those who need it most.
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