More inclusive ways to peace: The role of women in constitution-making processes
November 9, 2015
Too often women find themselves excluded from the peace-making process. But at the same time many women have been able to make a significant impact on statebuilding in their own country.
How do we ensure that women’s voices are heard and that many more women can participate in re-shaping their countries’ future?
The More Inclusive Ways to Peace panel features women and men from different backgrounds and professions who will share their own experiences of working within constitution-making processes around the globe.
The goal of the event is to underline that sustainable peace can be built if the process is inclusive and all voices are heard equally. This is the central message of the Interpeace’s Constitution-Making for Peace Programme.
The panel is co-organized by Interpeace and the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations in Geneva.
You are welcome to join the panel event on Thursday January 12, 2015, from 9:30 to 11:00 CET at the Espace Henry Dunant, Musée international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Fatima Outaleb – Founder of Union de l’Action Féminine
- Farooq Wardaq – Former Minister of Education, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
- Louise Kasser Genecand – Attaché for Intercantonal affairs. Presidential department of the Canton of Geneva
- Michele Brandt – Director of Interpeace’s Constitution-Making for Peace Programme
- Sapana Pradhan Malla – Gender advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal
- H.E. Ms. Pamela Hamamoto – Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva
More information, including the full biographies of the panelists, is available here.
Correspondents and journalists interested in talking with individual speakers and event organizers prior to or after the event, please contact:
Alexandre Munafò, Global Engagement Officer
T : +4122 404 59 21
M : +4179 272 73 22
About Interpeace: Interpeace is an independent, international peacebuilding organization and a strategic partner of the United Nations. Interpeace works with local partner organizations in 21 countries with the aim of building long term peace. The organization is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It has regional offices in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire); Guatemala City (Guatemala); Nairobi (Kenya); and representation offices in Brussels (Belgium); New York (USA).