By Joanna Lockspeiser
(Photo: Association for Women's Rights in Development)
Just one week to go before more than 2,000 participants come together in Brazil for AWID’s 13th International Forum! The theme this year is “Feminist futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice.” This year the Forum will take place from 8 September until 11 September at the Costa do Sauipe Resort in Bahia, Brazil. WILPF will be participating with a delegation of 19 women from eight countries.
WILPF will be hosting and participating in many exciting events throughout the Forum:
“Feminist Playbook for Peace” is a a cross-movement session where we plan to build on the WILPF 100th and explore how to create feminist solutions, strengthen alliances, share practical skills, and construct innovative strategies to transform existing structures, policies and approaches, prevent violence, and bring peace;
WILPF/PeaceWomen will also launch its women, peace and security financing toolkit about how to #MoveTheMoney from war to peace at AWID’s feminist resource mobilisation hub;
WILPF Sections Sweden, Cameroon, Nigeria and DRC will co host “Women’s Power to Stop War - Peace across borders - Regional Cooperation in Africa”;
WILPF’s Laila Alodaat will speak on Syrian activists at the session entitled “What does solidarity look like? A cross-movement dialogue on challenging religious fundamentalisms”;
WILPF will co-host a session entitled “Local peace building initiatives define the future: sharing the experiences of Syrian and Iraqi women groups combating violence and building peace”;
WILPF will hold a closed meeting "Dialogues on Power, Participation, and Peace"; and
For more information on the AWID Forum, see the AWID site here.
For the schedule of WILPF’s engagement at the Forum, see here.