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Gender in Health and Climate Security: Workshop #2

04/29/2024

– 05/02/2024

04/29/2024

MEDIA QUERIES

Gender In Health and Climate Security

BALI WORKSHOP ~ APRIL 29 MAY 2, 2024

 

WORKSHOP SERIES PURPOSE
Since 2020, the Pacific Forum has been working with the U.S. IndoPacific Command (USINDOPACOM)
and countries in the IndoPacific region on issues related to Women, Peace and Security (WPS). Pacific
Forum’s work in this area has included topics like climate security, cybersecurity, maritime security,
and counterterrorism. As part of these collaborative efforts, Pacific Forum and USINDOPACOM
conducted a project on youth, gender and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) in
Southeast Asia that took place through two engagements in 2023. For this project, Pacific Forum
partnered with three countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

WORKSHOP SERIES OBJECTIVES
1. Emphasize women’s meaningful participation within participating country defense and
security sectors.
2. Increase women’s access/participation in assistance programs, resources, training, and
education.
3. Increase participating country defense and security institutional understanding of how to
advance women’s meaningful participation in defense/security.
4. Strengthen participating country defense and security sectors’ understanding and commitment
to international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

 

PARTICIPANTING COUNTRIES
Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New
Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vanuatu,
Vietnam, USA

Participating Defense Force Branches
Fiji
Department of Environment, Ministry of
Environment & Climate Change
Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration
Republic of Fiji Military Forces

Indonesia
Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child
Protection
National Disasters Management Agency

New Zealand
New Zealand Defence Force

Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea Defence Force

Philippines
Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace,
Reconciliation and Unity
Philippine Commission on Women

Thailand
Department of Disaster Prevention and
Mitigation
Ministry of Defense
Office of Civil Affairs, Office of Policy and
Planning Ministry of Defence
Office of Police and Planning

Vietnam
Army Medical Department Ministry of
Defence
Military Institute of Preventative Medicine
Military Medical Department
Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping
Operations

USA
Institute for Security Governance, USA
Participating Civil Society Organizations
Fiji
Pacific Center for Peacebuilding (PCP)
The University of Fiji
Transcend Oceania

Indonesia
Coral Triangle Center (CTC)
Women Working Group (WWG)

Papua New Guinea
Advancing PNG Women Leaders Network

Philippines
Bayi
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Philippine Council for Health Research and
Development (PCHRD)
Sulong Peace

Thailand
Civic Women
Women’s Network of Disaster in the Deep
South of Thailand

Vanuatu
ActionAid Vanuatu
Vanuatu Human Rights Coalition
Vanuatu Young Women for Change

Vietnam
Center for Create Initiatives in Health and
Population (CCIHP)
Center for Environment and Community
Research

USA
Center for Excellence in Disaster
Management
Pacific Disaster Center

 

Press Release HERE.