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Celebrating 100 Years of Women Peacemakers

Celebrating 100 Years of Women Peacemakers
Speaker: Claire Duncanson # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Megan Bastick # Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces; Speaker: Zoe Marks # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Helen Kay # Chrystal Macmillan expert; Speaker: Anne Scott # UK WILPF Secretary
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11th May 2015 17:00 - 11th May 2015 18:00
50 George Square, Screening room G.04

This week in The Hague, thousands of peacemakers, journalists, Nobel Laureates, human rights activists, and academics gathered to attend the Women’s Power to Stop War Conference. The Conference was a landmark event signposting the 100th Anniversary of The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the oldest women’s peace organisation in the world. The Conference aimed to strengthen and celebrate the work of women peacemakers over the past 100 years, as well as set a new peace agenda for the 21st century.

The University of Edinburgh is hosting our own special event to celebrate this important milestone in the history of women’s peace-making. Several members and affiliates of Edinburgh’s own academic community were present in The Hague this week, and upon their return will be speaking to students, practitioners, staff and friends about the key debates and challenges identified at the conference, as well as the links between such events, policy, and practice. This is a fantastic opportunity for gender scholars and those interested in women’s activism as well as international peace-making to enjoy critical insight into these key issues and debates.

We hope you will be able to join us. The event is free to attend. Tea and coffee will be served from 4.45pm.