Women’s inclusion and peace processes: virtual training seminar for DFID and FCO

PSRP Director Christine Bell conducting a virtual seminar on women, peace and security

Today, working while social isolating due to Covid-19, PSRP Director Christine Bell worked together with the coordinator of the PSRP gender theme Catherine O’Rourke to deliver an FCO Stabilisation Unit training on Inclusion and Peace Processes, dealing with the inclusion of women.

The seminar was attended remotely by over 50 people from within DFID and FCO. Discussion raised questions of: capacity building; the difficulties of involving women beyond ‘elites’; military and security sector reform and women; and local agreements. A recording of the session will be available for DFID and FCO staff over the coming weeks.

The seminar was part of an internal DFID, Conflict and Politics learning series focused on Women, Peace and Security.