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25 years GCSP - Gender, Bioweapons, COVID-19 - Connecting the Dots

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Billy Jones
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⁣25 years GCSP - Gender, Bioweapons, COVID-19: Connecting the Dots
#Gender #Bioweapons #COVID19

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

The current COVID-19 pandemic with its rising death tolls and massive

social and economic disruption shows how biology can create harm on a
global scale. It has also shown that humans are affected differently
depending on their gender roles. Some experts already raised the
question whether this may inspire state and non-state actors to
develop biological weapons in the future. The upcoming Biological
Weapons Convention Meetings of Experts in December 2020 and the
recent interest of States to integrate gender perspectives into
disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation makes it a good
moment to discuss and connect the dots: What are the sex- and
gender-related effects of biological weapons and disease more
globally? Can awareness of sex-specific differences improve public
health responses to biological weapons? And how can understanding
gendered dynamics help improve strategies to minimize the spread of
infection? Head to the GCSP's website to learn more:
Ms Dominika de Beauffort, Former Senior Policy Officer, Security and Law
Programme, GCSP Mr Richard Lennane, former Executive Director, Geneva Disarmament Platform; Executive-In-Residence, Global Fellowship Initiative, GCSP Dr Nancy Connell, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security; Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Dr Renata H. Dalaqua, Lead, Gender and Disarmament Programme, UNIDIR Dr James Revill, Researcher, WMD Programme, UNIDIR
#Gender #Bioweapons #COVID19 #disarmament #armscontrol #publichealth

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