Women PeaceMakers Celebrate 10 Years

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 tohttp://peace.sandiego.edu/breaking_barriers.

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

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