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Empowerment of Women

UPF supports UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for increasing involvement of women in preventing and resolving conflicts, peace negotiations, peacebuilding, and post-conflict reconstruction. Furthermore, the majority of the poor people of the world are women and children, and global poverty cannot be solved without the empowerment of women and the leadership of women. Scroll down for reports.

Goal: Help women cultivate and contribute their unique resources in promoting peace in their families, communities, nations, and world
Methods: Forums, educational and cultural programs, and community outreach

Tirana, Albania - Young women distributed leaflets in Tirana about healthy family relationships on the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Nov. 25, 2009.

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New York, USA - H.E. Hamid Al Bayati, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iraq to the UN addressed a Women for Peace gathering in New York City on March 12, 2009, in conjunction with the 53rd Session of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women.

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Monrovia, Liberia - The International Colloquium on Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security was held on March 7-8, 2009 in Monrovia, Liberia. The event was co-hosted by H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, the first African female president, along with H.E. Tarja Kaarina Halonen, LLM, the first woman to be president of Finland.

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Washington, DC - On a blustery autumn afternoon in Washington, DC, the Women for Peace Forum brought together over 40 women leaders to discuss “Women’s Leadership in Building a Culture of Peace.” The Deputy Chief of Mission from the Embassy of Morocco explained recent changes in Moroccan law that empower women and support women's equality.

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Nairobi, Kenya - As part of its ongoing program to embrace vulnerable children, Global Peace Festival-Kenya sponsored a Mother and Child Cooperation for Peace event on August 1 at the Thomas Barnados Children's Home in Nairobi.

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On May 31, the Women's Federation for World Peace in Spain celebrated an event promoting Dialogue and Friendship between African and Spanish Women. Around 200 people attended the program.

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The International Relief Friendship Foundation trained 20 women from a poor area of Harare in microfinancing on Oct. 27, 2007 and gave them a small grant to start selling vegetables.

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The fifth anniversary of the Watford Bridge of Peace was celebrated on March 30, 2008 at the Multi-Cultural Community Center in Watford, a town 34 kilometers northwest of London.

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Seoul, Korea - A “Peacebuilding in Action” session at UPF's World Summit in Seoul in February featured women exploring practical applications of peacebuilding principles.

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Seoul, Korea - At what could be the shortest notice yet, 70 women from at least 37 nations convened in Seoul, Korea March 28-31 for the first Women for Peace Summit. This gathering was living proof of the capacity of women to respond, even under challenging circumstances, to bringing the strengths of women in peacemaking and peacebuilding to the fore.

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