About This Event

To further the implementation of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) that advances a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, Pacific Forum International, in partnership with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Office of Women, Peace and Security, is organizing the conference Advancing Women, Peace & Security in the Indo-Pacific. Topics in this conference include cultivating a culture of allyship in security, building bridges between CSOs and local government, WPS in the defense sector, gender and preventing/countering violent extremism, and gender and climate security in the Indo-Pacific. 

For those who have registered, the Zoom link will be sent one day before the start of the event. A 1-hour reminder will also be sent prior to the start of each day.


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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (HST)Session 1 | Welcome Remarks & Keynote Speech
9:30 AM - 10:50 AM (HST)Session 2 | Cultivating a Culture of Allyship in Security
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM (HST)Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (HST)Session 3 | Building Bridges: CSOs and Local Governance
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (HST)Break
2:00 PM - 3:20 PM (HST)Session 4 | WPS and the Defense Sector: Working with Allies & Partners
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM (HST)Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (HST)Session 5 | Gender and Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism
Thursday, September 2, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (HST)Session 6 | Impacts of COVID-19 on Gender Equality
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (HST)Session 7 | Gender and Climate Security in the Indo-Pacific
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (HST)Closing Remarks
Time Zone: (UTC-10:00) Hawaii [Change Time Zone]