2007 Women PeaceMakers Summit -
"Is Peace Possible? A Summit of Peacemakers on Today's Frontlines"
October 23-24, 2007
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The Women PeaceMakers Program at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2007. Each fall, this unique program hosts four courageous women and documents their stories of working to end conflict and build just and sustainable peace. As the IPJ welcomed four new peacemakers in 2007, it also invited previous IPJ Women PeaceMakers to return to San Diego for a summit on October 23 to 24.
The Women PeaceMakers were joined by international policymakers and experts who highlighted gender concerns and inclusion in conflict resolution, peacekeeping operations and long-term peacebuilding efforts, such as reconciliation and accountability in the Distinguished Lecture Series event, "International Strides for Inclusive Peacebuilding." A series of panel presentations by the peacemakers themeselves provided the opportunity to share how they are handling some of the treacherous obstacles to peace, as well as illuminate any potential to bring greater healing to their societies and the rebuilding of their communities. The panel themes were:
- Peacemaking: Defying in the Face of Conflict
- Seeking Human Security: Crossing Conflict Lines
- Peacebuilding: Fostering Civic Trust
- Media as a Tool for Peacebuilding