IFBLS

Updated:Tue, 02 May 2017

Women as Agents of Positive Change in Biosecurity

 

We would like to draw your attention to an interesting article co-authored by one of IFBA's key collaborators, Dana Perkins, entitled "Women as Agents of Positive Change in Biosecurity".
 
Managing biological threats requires a multifaceted, holistic approach. Bringing a diverse group of people to the table, including women, ensures that a range of different experiences and perspectives are heard. International security and WMD non-proliferation are issues that concern everyone, and the institutions that manage these risks need to be reflective of society as a whole. Moreover, women add important value to biosecurity forums by, for example, leveraging women’s networks and building bridges across divided communities. Until women everywhere have the chance to participate equally in such forums, the international security and WMD non-proliferation fields will be missing an important voice.