On October 10, 2012 IPI held the inaugural event of IPI’s Women, Peace & Security event series, which featured the Principals for the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the new Special Representative to the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone.
This new event series, entitled Women, Peace & Security, focuses on the role of women in moving forward peace processes and contributing to sustainable outcomes, and the relationship between conflict, peace, and gender. It will highlight women’s roles as peacemakers and peacebuilders.
The event was moderated by IPI Senior Adviser, Ambassador Maureen Quinn.
Speakers: Ms. Shireen Avis Fisher, Justice and President of the Special Court for Sierra Leone Ms. Brenda Hollis, Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone Ms. Claire Carlton-Hanciles, Principal Defender, Special Court for Sierra Leone Ms. Binta Mansaray, Registrar, Special Court for Sierra Leone H.E. Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura,Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict