The Essential Role of Women in Building Sustainable Peace and Security

WAND-PN delegation to Turkey, May 2013.
July 24, 2013

Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) is organizing a webinar within the framework of its Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, a new program of WAND that addresses the disproportionate impact of modern warfare on women and girls. WPS seeks to increase women’s full and equal participation to prevent and resolve conflict, protect women and girls from violence during and after conflict – particularly sexual violence – and to build sustainable and lasting peace and security.

Hear from women leaders who recently traveled to Turkey for meetings with women Parliamentarians from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Middle East and North Africa to ensure that women are at the tables of power where decisions are being made about peace and security across the globe, including The Hon. Donya Aziz, former Member of Pakistan National Assembly, and CO State Representative Angela Williams.

For women, the impact of modern warfare is devastatingly similar across all conflicts. Yet, within these same conflicts women are also emerging as critical actors of peace, mobilizing communities across religious and ethnic divides, and using their social roles and networks to mitigate violence and mediate peace.  

Through its Advancing Women’s Global Leadership Program, WAND and its partner organization the EastWest Institute's (EWI) Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention are building a coalition of global women political leaders committed to promoting the role of women as agents of change in political life, conflict prevention, and peace-building. 


The webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT.


To register for the webinar, please click here.