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Women in Nuclear Security in Focus at ICONS

13th February 2020
Women in Nuclear Security in Focus at ICONS

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 12:30 to 14:00

Espace M1 on the first floor of the M-Building, outside the plenary hall

WINS is co-hosting a lunchtime side event on Women in Nuclear Security from 12:30 to 14:00 on Thursday, 13 February 2020. Held in collaboration with the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the World Nuclear Association, this event will highlight current initiatives to strengthen the role of women in nuclear security.


Speakers will share their experiences and perspectives on ways to increase gender parity in nuclear security. The event will include a discussion of lessons learned from the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) Roundtable on Gender and Nuclear Security and the broader WINS Gender Champions Programme, perspectives from a participant in the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Voices of Nuclear Security (VoNS) project and reflections from NTI’s Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy efforts. The event will be moderated by representatives from Canada and the Netherlands, two countries that have provided support to these initiatives.

The event is designed to contribute to an active and informed discussion about concrete proposals to increase female participation at all levels and in all areas of nuclear security, raise awareness of identified challenges to greater participation and demonstrated successful actions to overcome them, and thereby provide strategies and tools for ICONS participants to promote and increase gender parity in their own institutions and to strengthen and sustain their national system with a more diverse and inclusive sector.

Refreshments will be served. We thank the Governments of Canada and the Netherlands for supporting this event.

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