Women’s power to prevent conflict and promote democracy

By on September 20, 2019

Around the world, women build peace through mobilization in civil society. At the same time, we see a global trend of militarized societies and shrinking democratic space. Particularly, women’s rights defenders are constantly being threatened as a consequence of their work, and they face great risks for promoting women’s rights.

Joy Onyesoh is the International President of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Country Director of WILPF Nigeria, and consultant to the UN Security Council’s Agenda on Women, Peace, and Security. Anne Atambo is the President of the Kenyan section of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF Kenya).

Joy and Anne are both eminent women’s rights activists in the African region, with experience of mobilizing women to prevent conflict and promote democracy. They are invited to FUF for an informal talk on the importance of women’s inclusion in building sustainable peace, and will discuss effective and creative ways to do so. They will share experiences from implementing Women’s Situation Room (WSR) in Nigeria, a method to prevent violence throughout the election cycle and increase the participation of women in the democratic process, as well as share examples of how to use social media as a tool for peace.

Helena Bjuremalm, Deputy Head of Unit for Democracy and Human Rights at Sida, will moderate the talk. The event is organized by the Swedish Development Forum (FUF) and WILPF Sweden (IKFF).

The talk Women’s power to prevent conflict and promote democracy will be held at FUF’s Office Thursday 26 September 2019!

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