Disarmament and arms control, security, and related fields have been and continue to be traditionally male-dominated fields. Organizations such as the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) work to challenge these norms and address issues of gender, militarism, peace and security by empowering citizen-led initiatives to enact changes within political frameworks. Allison Pytlak, Manager for Reaching Critical Will, WILPF, will explore contributions of women to peace building, disarmament and arms control and Canada’s recent leadership role on this front, and reflect on her experiences in both the UN and multilateral contexts.

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