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Integrating Gender Perspectives in the U.S. Global Fragility Act: Innovation and Implementation

March 08 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Join Women In International Security (WIIS) and the Embassy of Liechtenstein on March 8, 2024, at 1:00 PM (EST) for an in-person discussion with State Department Assistant Secretary of State Anne Witkowsky, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations and an expert panel on the U.S. Global Fragility Act (GFA) and approaches to integrating a gender perspective in the 10-year country implementation plans to stabilize conflict-affected states and prevent the escalation of violence in fragile contexts.
In line with the GFA, the Biden administration presented the 10-year plans for advancing U.S. government efforts for conflict prevention and stabilization in four countries (Haiti, Libya, Mozambique, and Papua New Guinea) and the region of Coastal West Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, and Togo).  To be effective, however, the GFA’s Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability (SPCPS) and country implementation plans must integrate a gender perspective in advancing gender equality and the principles enshrined in the Women, Peace, and Security agenda.
The WIIS event discussion will focus on the GFA, and the detailed implementation plans released by the U.S. government to highlight how gender perspectives have been integrated into the detailed 10-year plans for the four partner countries and one region under the SPCPS.

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Opening Remarks

Ariela Blätter

President and CEO, Women In International Security

Introductory Remarks

H.E. Ambassador Georg Sparber

Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the U.S.

Fireside Chat

Anne Witkowsky

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State

Ariela Blätter

President and CEO, Women In International Security


Dr. Jennifer Cooke (invited)

Director, Institute for African Studies and Master of International Policy and Practice Program, Elliott School of International Affairs

Elizabeth Hume

Executive Director, Alliance for Peacebuilding

Tahina Montoya

Defense Fellow, Women In International Security and Political/Military Analyst, United States Air Force Reserves

Dr. Gordon Peake

Senior Advisor for the Pacific Islands, Asia Center, U.S. Institute of Peace 


Ariela Blätter

President and CEO, Women In International Security


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