• Why do women in the diaspora matter in peace processes and policies?

Why do women in the diaspora matter in peace processes and policies?

20 April 2017

Amnesty International

 

In recent years, diaspora women have had a considerable degree of influence on policy agendas in conflict-affected countries on issues ranging from advocating for inclusive peace processes to pressing for sustainable development. Diaspora women, many of whom have been directly affected by war, often possess unique skills and first-hand experience of the local and global context and are well-placed to influence international policies in favour of women in war-affected countries.

Please join WPP for the launch of ‘United Women for Peace’ an initiative of the non-profit ‘’Women for Peace and Participation.’’ The event will highlight the role of diaspora women leaders based in the UK but who continue to advocate for inclusive and gender-sensitive peace processes and in their home countries and the inclusion of their communities in policy making, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Indonesia, Kosovo, Libya, South Sudan and Turkey.

Location: Amnesty International, The Human Rights Action Center, 17 -25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

Date: 20 April 2017

Time: 13:00 – 17:00

Please click here to get your ticket.