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March 9, 2016—Women, Peace and Security

March 9, 2016—Women, Peace and Security

Since the spring of 2014, the Senate Liberals have been opening our doors to Canadians through our Open Caucus initiative. The goal of these meetings is to foster nonpartisan discussion on issues facing our country. We invite all parliamentarians, the public and the media to attend.

On March 9th, we invited you to join us in a discussion on women, peace and security. In recognition of International Women’s Day the day before, we sought to hold a discussion looking at what Canada can do to encourage a stronger role for women in our peace and security efforts, particularly Canada’s implementation and support of the various United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security. Canada’s current National Action Plan which aimed to implement these resolutions expires in March, and we feel this is an opportune time to join the discussion on what further steps we can take to reaffirm our commitment to their implementation, particularly for women in the world’s conflict zones.

To answer these and other questions, we invited a panel of experts and policy makers to address these and other issues.

Our panel included:


  • Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Beth Woroniuk , Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada
  • Diana Sarosi, Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Nobel Women’s Initiative
  • Furio DeAngelis, Representative in Canada, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


This meeting took place:

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
9:15am – 11:15am
Room 160-S, Centre Block

To listen to the audio of this meeting please choose one of the options below:

Floor feed (English and French)

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