The committee studies Canada’s international and national human rights obligation to adhere to the United Nations Security Council’s Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. The Senators hear from a wide array of witnesses, starting off with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s Kerry Buck and the Department of National Defence’s Jill Sinclair and Major Glenn Sylvester.
Forming the second panel of witnesses are representative of various member organizations of the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada: Marilou McPhedran, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Liz Bernstein, Nobel Women’s Initiative, and Jessica Tomlin, MATCH International.
The final panel of witnesses videoconference in from the U.S. and it includes: Nahla Valji, UN Women, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, International Civil Society Action Network, and Jacqueline O’Neill, Institute for Inclusive Security.
(March 24, 2014)