Can Women Stop War? – Forum TONIGHT at 6p.m.

January 14, 2014

Too often, when an end to conflict is negotiated, only those who bear arms gain a seat at the table. But research and global experience show that peace processes are significantly less likely to fail when they are broadly inclusive. The participation of women, in particular, can change the content of discussions and the dynamics between parties in a myriad of positive ways, leading to more sustainable outcomes.
The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum is hosting a panel discussion tonight at 6 p.m. (ET), “Can Women Stop War?,” moderated by Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy.
The panelists include:

  • Mariam Jalabi, Syria
  • Vanessa Lievano Gutierrez, Colombia
  • Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwanda
  • Suraya Pakzad, Afghanistan
  • Irene Santiago, Philippines

For the 15th annual forum in this “Inclusive Security” series, join these leaders as they speak about their experiences bridging divides to end violent conflict nationally and internationally.
Follow the discussion in Twitter using the hasthtag #wagingpeace.

Swanee Hunt, Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy

Swanee Hunt, Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy


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