Is the WPS Agenda Working? Preventing Conflict Related Sexual Violence and Beyond

  • Date: 25 January 17:00 - 19:45
  • Location: Leiden University Campus The Hague: Wijnhven 

Come to Leiden University (Campus The Hague) on the 25th of January for a rich and thought-provoking discussion on the efficacy of the UN Security Council’s first resolution on Women, Peace, and Security and the prevention of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). The discussion is hosted by the British Embassy, the Global Transformations and Governance Challenges (GTGC) programme at Leiden University, and the organisation Women in International Security Netherlands (WIIS-NL) as a round table with Professor Bina D’Costa.

WPS agenda

Almost 22 years ago, the first resolution on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR1325), was unanimously adopted by United Nations Security Council on 31 October 2000. One of the key pillars of the WPS agenda has been the prevention of conflict-related sexual violence. Yet, new evidence reveals that between 20 – 30% of women still experience sexual violence in conflict settings. Is the WPS Agenda working, and if not why? In this round table, Professor Bina D’Costa will address what states should be doing to improve the situation on the ground and answer key questions about the future of the WPS Agenda and the limits of its current formulation.


17:00 – 18:15 Round table Event with Q&A

18:15 – 19:45 Drinks reception / Borrel (Brasserie Reception) sponsored by the British Embassy

More Information and Registration

For more information about the event, topic, and Professor Bina D’Costa, click here.

Interested in attending the event? Attendance is free, but please register via this form.

Leiden University Campus The Hague: Wijnhven 

Turftmarkt 99
2511DP The Hague

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