During this Hague Talks, two inspiring women explain what drives them to work for peace and disarmament organisations that won the Nobel Peace prize. What is their personal contribution to peace and disarmament? How is it to work for male dominated disarmament organisations?
To celebrate the 175th birthday of pacifist and political journalist Bertha von Suttner, the first woman to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905, we will talk with these women who have followed her footsteps. Get inspired! What can you do to contribute to peaceful arm free world?
After the dialogue, you are invited to watch the documentary ‘Where The Wind Blew’ about nuclear disasters in Kazakhstan during the Cold War. Peace activist Marzhan Nurzhan, born in Kazakhstan, will share her personal insights on the issue.
About the speakers
- Deepti Choubey, Head of Public Affairs and OPCW Spokesperson, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). She has a track record of advancing global security by working across civil society and industry at the highest levels of government and media. Deepti is a widely quoted and published expert and speaker on nuclear materials security, non-proliferation, disarmament, the test ban, and international regimes. OPCW won the Nobel Peace prize in 2013.
- Marzhan Nurzhan. Abolition 2000 Youth Network Convener. Marzan is originally from Kazakhstan and is actively involved in campaigns for the abolition of nuclear weapons as an educator and lobbyist. In 2017, she was invited to address nuclear disarmaments to the United Nations General Assembly on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. ‘My passion for nuclear disarmament arises from the nuclear legacy of Kazakhstan’.
Abolition 2000 is part of the coalition ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty.
Moderator is Alyn Ware, Global Coordinator for Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (PNND) and director of the Basel Peace Office in Switzerland. He also serves as vice president of the International Peace Bureau, the organisation that won the Nobel Peace prize in 2010.
After the discussion, we will watch the documentary ‘Where The Wind Blew’ about nuclear disasters in Kazakhstan during the Cold War and talk with peace activist Marzhan Nurzhan, born in Kazakhstan, who will share her personal insights on the issue.
The event will be co-hosted by Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (PNND), the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute and Humanity House.