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Virtual Session: Women, Peace and Security in times of COVID-19

The virtual session focuses on “Women Peace and Security in times of COVID-19”. It aims at addressing particular challenges COVID-19 poses to women’s participation on the ground and how to actively and successfully support women’s full, equal and meaningful participation and leadership in aspects of peace and security during and beyond times of COVID-19. We would like to share good practices of what works and identify practical recommendations.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020; 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (CEST)


Host: Karen Knipp-Rentrop,
Program Coordinator Capacity Development, CARE Austria

Keynote: Emma Naylor Ngugi,
CARE East, Central and Southern Africa, Regional Director

Ambassador Mara Marinaki is the European External Action Service‘s Principal Advisor on  Gender and on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. 

Nathan Mwesigye Byamukama is the Regional Director of the Kampala-based Regional Training Facility on Prevention of Sexual and Gender Based Violence, an Institution of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).


Chipo Bangira is Transformational Leadership Manager at Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), a feminist, Pan African Non-Governmental Organization with headquarters in Uganda. AMwA’s African Women’s Leadership Institute builds the capacity of women to effectively influence policy and practice on the African continent. AMwA also provides strategic direction in Key Pan-African networks.

Mary Fatiya Joseph is the Deputy Executive Director for Young Women Christian Association (YWCA), a women-led organization that works to advance women rights, equality and empowerment in South Sudan. Ms. Mary is a member of various national, regional and global networks, including South Sudan Women Coalition. Ms. Mary led global advocacy during the Geneva peace week and opening of the CSW63, particularly advocating for inclusion of young women and girls in the peace process.

Meeting ID: 847 7575 8355
Password: 388823

This virtual session is part of WAYREP, a strategic partnership between CARE Austria and ADA (Austrian Development Agency). The Women and Youth Resilience Project (WAYREP) supports women and girls as well as young men in refugee, host and urban communities in Northern Uganda to realize their rights through socio-economic strengthening, resilience building and reduction of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

Please note that the session will be recorded.