Women PeaceMakers Conference: Defying Extremism
|Event Start Date||Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – Friday, November 21, 2014|
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the conference and any application/registration questions.
Speakers and Agenda: Coming soon
Sponsorship information: Please contact Diana Kutlow at email@example.com
|Contact||Megan Theriault | firstname.lastname@example.org | (619) 260-7618|