What is men’s leadership for Women, Peace and Security?
Women, Peace and Security is not just a women’s issue. As a matter of international peace and security, it is an issue for both men and women. Many of the government organisations responsible for implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda are dominated my men.
This podcast is a recording of a panel discussion at the 2015 Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security, held in Canberra on 22 October. One panelists was chosen from the military, academia and a development NGO based on their operational and organisational experience in international peace and security. Panelists were asked to share their personal reflections on what it meant to them, as a man in a leadership position, to show leadership on the Women, peace and Security agenda. They were also asked to talk about the story of change in their organisation, and strategies and progress they have made.
The session was chaired by Virginia Hausegger, Board Member of the Australian National Committee for UN Women and journalist for the ABC. The panelists were:
- Major General Shane Caughy, Deputy Commander Joint Operations, Australian Defence Force
- Archie Law, Executive Director, ActionAid Australia
- James Batley, Distinguished Policy Fellow, Australian National University