IPJ Delegates to Attend 52nd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations

The IPJ is a nongovernmental organization with special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and will send a delegation to the 52nd session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) . This year’s topic is financing for gender equality and empowerment of women. The review theme slated for discussion is women’s equal participation in conflict prevention, management and conflict resolution and in post-conflict peacebuilding.IPJ delegates will be presenting on two different occasions. The first panel, entitled “Women Ending Cycles of Violent Conflict: Strategies and Best Practices,” focuses on the way in which women have stepped in and made a concrete difference through their activism, advocacy and direct action at various stages in the continuum of conflict. The panel will present global best practices from the field and examine the work of international leaders who are part of the Women PeaceMakers Program. The final report from “Is Peace Possible? A Summit of Peacemakers on Today’s Frontlines” will be launched at this parallel event. The second session, presented in conjunction with UNIFEM, will be a screening of “Leading the Way to Peace,” a film documenting the personal stories of achievement and hope of the 2004 Women PeaceMakers. The hour-long film will be followed by a panel with the film producers, women peacemakers and UNIFEM and IPJ spokespersons.

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