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TitleWomen PeaceMakers Celebrate 10 Years
ContactMelissa Wagoner
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Anniversary conference to begin next month

Celebrating its 10th year, the award-winning Women PeaceMakers Program will hold an anniversary celebration with alumnae from the program and host an international conference on security, justice and peacebuilding.

WHO: Nearly 40 Women PeaceMakers from 33 countries with other human rights defenders and peacebuilders — including the Nobel Women’s Initiative and UN Women. The conference will also feature leading Pakistani human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir.

WHAT: Conference on “Breaking Barriers: What it will take to achieve security, justice and peace”

WHEN: September 26-28, 2012

WHY: To celebrate the work of notable Women PeaceMakers and to strategize how to overcome continued intolerance, impunity, corruption, misogyny and militarism around the globe.

HOW: Panel presentations, workshops and training sessions will engage participants in formulating recommendations under three primary areas:

Security (political/security priorities; legal rights and infrastructure protections; gender-sensitive policing; moderating extremism) 

Justice (global justice mechanisms; effective legal frameworks; combatting corruption) 

Peace (women’s political leadership; economic alternatives to military interests; influencing media; access and engagement of civil society)

To attend the conference, please go to

Nobel Women’s Initiative
UN Women
Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice
NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security
Women's Learning Partnership
World Pulse