In the ever-changing global security landscape, the increase of women’s participation in peacebuilding is crucial for the stability, good governance, and gender equality of the Gulf region. Through coordinated public diplomacy efforts that seek to increase female inclusion in conflict prevention and resolution processes, the Gulf states, the United States, and other NATO member countries can address shared threats and improve collaboration in the security realm.
Throughout the Gulf region, security risks and challenges are on the rise. However, there is a growing body of evidence that shows that the meaningful participation of women in peace operations and conflict resolution—especially in leadership positions—makes for stronger and more effective peacebuilding. Showcasing a diverse body of experts with unique professional backgrounds, this roundtable discussion aims to 1) explore how women can better contribute to peacebuilding and de-escalation efforts and 2) discuss ways to increase women’s roles in conflict prevention and resolution efforts throughout the region.
Participants in the roundtable are experts and practitioners in the field of security, defense, negotiations, and peacebuilding.
This roundtable will be off records adhering to the Chatham House Rules.