Attorney Rebecca Gerome to Speak at Sixth Biennial Meeting of States

June 6, 2016

Foley Hoag LLP attorney Rebecca Gerome will speak at a side event at the Sixth Biennial Meeting of States on small arms, taking place at UN Headquarters in New York on June 6, 2016.

The side event, hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), will address “Weapons and Gender: Preventing Gender-based Violence and Promoting Equality Through Implementation of the ATT and UNPOA.” Gerome will discuss how export control officials can assess the risk of gender-based violence before approving arms exports and how States can take gender into account in their small arms control efforts. She will also present her publication, “Preventing Gender-Based Violence through Arms Control: Tools and Guidelines to Implement the Arms Trade Treaty and UN Programme of Action.”

Gerome is an associate in Foley Hoag's International Litigation and Arbitration and Corporate Social Responsibility practices, resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on international dispute resolution, including investor-state arbitration and public international law.

During the Sixth Biennial Meeting, States will discuss the implementation of the UN Programme of Action (PoA) on small arms and light weapons at the national, regional, and global level in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, established in 1915, is the oldest women's peace organization in the world.

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