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Gendered Harm: The Disproportionate Impact of Weapons on Women and Girls

May 17, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Women In International Security (WIIS) and the Embassy of Liechtenstein on May 17, 2023, at 11:00 AM (EDT) for a virtual discussion on how arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament efforts must identify and address the harmful impact of weapons on women and girls.

This event brings together experts on gender and nuclear weapons, chemical and biological weapons, and small arms and light weapons to find new ways of acknowledging gendered impact in arms control and disarmament debates. The discussion will take stock of the ways in which weapons can harm women and girls; discuss obstacles to effective assistance and support for victims; compare best practices of acknowledging gendered harm in arms control and disarmament debates; and develop proposals for practitioners to address the disproportionate impact that weapons can have on women and girls.


Opening Remarks

H.E. Ambassador Georg Sparber

Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the U. S.

Ariela Blätter

President and CEO, Women In International Security



Mary Olson

Founder, Gender and Radiation Impact Project 

Dr. Natalie Goldring

Visiting Professor of the Practice, Duke University &UN Consultant, Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy



Dr. Jana Wattenberg

Senior Fellow, Women In International Security