Director Carol Cohn speaks at “Reclaiming the United Nations as a Peace Organization: Ensuring Women’s Meaningful Participation for Peace and Strengthening Multilateralism” Conference at the United Nations in Geneva

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Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:30 to 13:00
Location: 
United Nations Office at Geneva Palais des Nations, 1211 Genève Room XIX
Description: 
From 26-28 April 2017, over 150 leading women's rights and peace activists from around the world gathered at the United Nations office in Geneva for "Reclaiming the United Nations as a Peace Organization: Ensuring Women’s Meaningful Participation for Peace and Strengthening Multilateralism," a conference convened by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Consortium Director Carol Cohn spoke on the panel "Feminist Perspectives on Sustainable Peace."
 
Panel: Feminist Perspectives on Sustainable Peace
 
Advancing feminist peace requires both acting differently and thinking differently about peace, security, economic and social justice. Sustaining peace is not possible without meaningful participation and inclusion of root cause analysis from a feminist lens. The connection between political and economic processes are highly gendered in nature and impact participation in governance, decision making and the economy. Building meaningful participation and feminist analysis into these processes is critical for preventing, addressing and rebuilding from conflict, and sustaining peace. What solutions can feminist perspectives provide to challenge the status quo? 
 
Moderator: Elisabeth Prügl, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
 
Nela Porobić Isaković, Women Organizing for Change, WILPF Initiative, Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
Rosa Emilia Salamanca, Director of CIASE, Colombia
 
Carol Cohn, Founding Director, Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights
 
Khanim Latif, Director of Asuda, Iraq 
 

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