Women’s Strategies for Peace for Future Generations
On September 21, 2015, as we celebrated the International Day of Peace, no time was better suited for an engaging talk about the challenges we currently face while we work towards peace, rights and well-being. For the first time at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, four eminent founding members of the “Rising Women Rising World” global initiative shared their views on the future and the important roles women have in promoting peace.
From left to right: Sigrun Habermann, UNOG Library, Elif Eda Tibet: film maker, Anda Filip: IPU, Mr Jacob Von Uexkull: Founder of World Future Council, Thais Corral, RWRW, Ambassador Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcès of Ecuador to the UN, Scilla Elworthy, RWRW, Zahira Kamal, RWRW, Rama Mani, RWRW, Maria Theresa Castenada, UNOG library team.
The event was called Women’s Strategies for Peace for Future Generations. The topics and speakers were:
The Arms Trade and Awakened Leadership for Global Security
by Scilla Elworthy, Founder of Oxford Research Group and of Peace Direct, three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee
Re-Imagining Political Leadership for Troubled Times
by Zahira Kamal, Former and first Minister of Women’s Affairs of Palestine; General Secretary of the Palestinian Democratic Union Party
Securing Environmental and Food Security for Future Generations
by Thais Corral, Co-Founder of Women’s Environment and Development Organization, and Co-Chair of the Global Leadership Network
Women’s Voices and Visions for a Peaceful Future
a special performance by Rama Mani, Senior Advisor, Right Livelihood Award Foundation; Senior Researcher, University of Oxford’s Centre for International Studies
The women were joined by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva and Anda Filip, Director, UN Member Parliaments & External Relations.
For full biographies of the speakers visit www.risingwomenrisingworld.org.