Humanitarian, Gender Based Violence and Conflict Crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia

Presenter/s: ANU Gender Institute

Event type: Women, Peace and Security 2021 Webinar Series

Event date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021 - 5:00pm

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that a humanitarian catastrophe is ’unfolding before our eyes’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The focus of this discussion is to understand the compounding challenges of the conflict including the humanitarian issues, gender based violence, displacement and impacts of climate and COVID, which continue to threaten millions of people, in particular women and children.

Panel participants contribute their analysis and perspectives on how these challenges can begin to be addressed to move towards overcoming the conflict and towards peace.

  • Tinebeb Berhane, Country Director, ActionAid Ethiopia
  • Fanaye Solomon, Tigray community member, Australia
  • Vanessa Tsehaye, Horn of Africa Researcher, Amnesty International
Facilitated by Honorary Associate Professor Ludmilla Kwitko, WPS Webinar Series Co-ordinator

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Women, Peace and Security 2021 Webinar Series
The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) webinars are focused at examining the implementation of the WPS agenda at the local, national and global contexts. It has been more than 20 years since the adoption of UN Security Resolution 1325 (in 2000) yet the progress towards the goal of peace, human rights and security, gender equality and gender justice has at best been slow. This series provides a forum to hear diverse voices and perspectives - academic, civil society, government, peace builders and women human rights defenders - and to critically examine these complex challenges, with a goal of promoting the meaningful participation of women, in all their diversity, in all aspects of peace and security.
This webinar is the first in the ANU Gender Institute Women, Peace and Security 2021 Webinar Series


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