Women PeaceMakers Conference: Defying Extremism

Event Start DateWednesday, November 19, 2014 – Friday, November 21, 2014
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre

Defying Extremism: Gendered Responses to Religious Violence Design

The rise of violent religious extremism and its impact on women and communities worldwide is an urgent and deepening crisis. From Nov. 19-21, the IPJ will convene its 10th international working conference to examine the issue and gendered strategies to confront this disturbing trend.

Responding to a call from its Women PeaceMakers network, the IPJ and its partners will bring together local and international policymakers, religious leaders, security forces and peacebuilders to discuss the support and interventions needed to defend human rights in contexts where extremist voices in religious communities call for violence, rather than tolerance and peace.

In particular, the conference will focus on the ways in which women and women’s rights are often the first to be targeted by violent religious extremism, and what strategies women and their allies are using to combat the polarization of their communities, assert their rights, and create the space for moderate and/or interfaith dialogue to establish peace.

Conference information: Please contact Conference Coordinator Iveta Niederle at iveta.niederle@gmail.com for information about the conference and any application/registration questions.

Speakers and Agenda: Coming soon

Sponsorship information: Please contact Diana Kutlow at dkutlow@sandiego.edu

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Attendance at this conference is by application. We review every application in an effort to ensure that attendees are active professionals engaged in fields related to the topic. Please note that there will also be opportunities for the public to hear conference speakers and meet delegates during two open forums. These will be posted in the conference agenda, coming shortly. If your application is approved, you will be notified by email with registration instructions.

Registration includes all meals, conference materials, reports and processing fees, per person.

Registration TypeCost
Conference Registration: $325
Conference Registration NGO: $195
Conference Registration Student (valid student ID must be presented at registration): $175
One day rate (can only be purchased for Wednesday, Thursday OR Friday): $125


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice  Association for Women's Rights in Development NGO Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security Tanenbaum, Combating Religious Prejudice UN Women, Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Womwen Women Without Borders, Change the World Women's Learning Partnership, for Rights, Development, and Peace

* Also co-convened by The Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers

ContactMegan Theriault | mtheriault@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-7618
Web Addresswww.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/institutes/ipj/programs/women-peacemakers/conferences.php