Women Together Change the World
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
International Women’s Day Celebration Breakfast:
“It is in these dark times that any lights that we can bring must shine brightest, and therefore I think that the challenge to us is to pool together all the resources of hope that we can so that that would be the light that lights the world.”
- Noeleen Heyzer, “Women, War and Peace: Mobilizing for Security and Justice in the 21st Century,” November 17, 2004.
March 8, 2005
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
If democracy is the goal, gender equality in decision-making is vital to achieving it, globally. Join us for a buffet breakfast and stories from women of the world in the San Diego institute built by one woman who was committed to peacemaking — Joan B. Kroc. Come and hear reports from the global frontlines where women are seeking peace, democracy, and gender equity.
The program includes the premiere of IPJ’s 2003 Women PeaceMakers Program short video, entitled Women . . . Making Peace, Seeking Justice, which featuring women peacemakers from Israel, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, and Somalia. A presentation of "Global Dispatches", comprising women's reports from international hotspots and from the 49th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, follows the video
A tour of the IPJ will be available at the conclusion of the breakfast program. Parking in the IPJ underground garage will be available for those who arrive by 7:00 a.m. RSVP, with a $10.00 check or credit card information requested by February 25th.
For directions to the IPJ, click on http://www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/directions/.
Women PeaceMakers Program
at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice;
The Women’s Equity Council of the United Nations Association;
African-American Business Women of Vision; Foundation for Women; International Interests Committee of the American Association of University Women; International Museum of Human Rights; International Relations Committee of the League of Women Voters; San Diego Ba'hai Community, USD Women's Center; and Voices of Women.
War often brings about a temporary change in gender roles. Women get new roles during armed conflict such as breadwinners, entrepreneurs and activists. When women realize they can manage their new roles they seldom want to return to living as they did before the war. From Rethink! A Handbook for Sustainable Peace, Kvinna Till Kvinna, 2004