CONFERENCE: Breaking Barriers: What it Will Take to Achieve Security, Justice and Peace

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Peace Processes
Initiative Type: 
Conferences & Meetings

Breaking Barriers:
What it will take to achieve security, justice and peace

A public conference of peacebuilders held in conjunction
with the 10th anniversary of the Women PeaceMakers Program
at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

Registration is now open!


1:00 p.m.

Delegate Registration

2:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Statements

2:30 p.m.

Panel One: Security

Sarah Taylor — Executive Coordinator, NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

Rebecca Gerome — Women's Network Program Officer, International Action Network on Small Arms

Petra Tötterman Andorff — International Coordinator, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Nadine Puechguirbal — Senior Gender Adviser, U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)

Lt. Col. Jesús Ignacio Gil Ruiz — Chief, Office on Gender Perspectives, NATO

4:30 p.m.

Working Sessions on Security

Making Security Institutions Work for Women

Sarah Taylor — NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

U.N. Peacekeeping Lessons: How to Better Protect Women and Girls

Nadine Puechguirbal — UN DPKO

Workshops on Security

Engaging First Responders as Allies for Women's Security

Jacqueline Pitanguy — CEPIA

Integrating Women's Participation in the Third Pillar of R2P

Melina Lito - Global Action to Prevent War

6:00 p.m.

Dinner and Film Screening of "From Fear to Freedom"
With consulting producer Catherine Harrington,

Women's Learning Partnership


8:00 a.m.

Delegate Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Co-Conveners Welcome

Melanne Verveer — Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues,
U.S. State Department (via video)

9:30 a.m.

Panel Two: Justice

Brigid Inder — Executive Director, Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice,
Special Gender Adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Nahla Valji — Program Specialist, Rule of Law and Transitional Justice, UN Women

Zandile Nhlengetwa — 2008 Woman PeaceMaker from South Africa

Asma Khader — Founder, Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan

11:30 a.m.

Working Sessions on Justice

Making Transitional Justice Work for Women

Nahla Valji — UN Women

Combatting Trafficking: Opening the Doors to Justice

Lilia Velasquez — Attorney and Human Rights Defender, U.S./Mexico

Gender Justice and the Coexistence of Rational-Legal, Islamic and Customary Law

Mary Hope Schwoebel — U.S. Institute of Peace

Workshop on Justice

Documenting Human Rights Violations for Prosecutions

Brigid Inder — Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice

1:00 p.m.


2:30 p.m.

"Reflections" — Special Performance by Eveoke Dance Theatre (Open to the public)

3:00 p.m.

Global Voices Testify for Security, Justice and Peace
(Open to the public)

Creating Our Security

Chi Yvonne Leina — Correspondent, World Pulse, Cameroon

Mary Ann Arnado — Secretary General, Mindanao Peoples Caucus, Philippines, 2005 Woman PeaceMaker

Jamille Bigio — Senior Advisor, Office of Global Women's Issues, U.S. State Department

Demanding Our Justice

Fahima Hashim — Director, Salmmah Women's Resource Centre, Sudan

Yee Htun — Coordinator, International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, Nobel Women's Initiative

Shreen Saroor — Founder, Mannar Women's Development Federation,
Sri Lanka, 2004 Woman PeaceMaker

Working for Peace

Christiana Thorpe — Chief Electoral Commissioner, National Election Commission, Sierra Leone, 2004 Woman PeaceMaker

Amal Abdel Hadi — President, Board of Trustees of the New Woman Foundation, Egypt

Korto Williams — Country Representative, ActionAid Liberia

6:00 p.m.

Delegate Reception

7:00 p.m.

Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series
(Open to the public)

Asma Jahangir — Former Chair, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

8:30 p.m.

Public Reception


8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00 a.m.

Panel Three: Peacebuilding

Mahnaz Afkhami — Founder and President, Women's Learning Partnership

Lina Abou-Habib — Executive Director, Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action

Alice Nderitu — Commissioner, National Cohesion and Integration Commission in Kenya, 2012 Woman PeaceMaker from Kenya

Jacqueline Pitanguy — Founder and Executive Director, CEPIA

11:00 a.m.

Working Sessions on Peacebuilding

Curbing Radicalization, Building Peace

Mossarat Qadeem — PAIMAN Trust

The Money Quest

Katherine Magraw — Peace and Security Funders Group

Workshops on Peacebuilding

Participatory Leadership and Political Empowerment

Lina Abou-Habib — Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action

Leveraging Online Activism for Real World Change

Catherine Harrington — Women's Learning Partnership

Speak Up, Speak Out, Speak Safe

Manisha Aryal — Internews

12:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Reports from Working Sessions

3:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote Address

Madeleine Rees — Secretary General, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

4:00 p.m.

Conference Closing

Registration is now open!