Em parceria com a The New School o WLP, realizou em New York  , no dia 6 de março , como parte das comemorações do Dia Internacional da Mulher , uma mesa redonda, coordenada por Jacqueline Pitanguy da CEPIA,  sobre Segurança Humana e suas Relações com os Direitos das Mulheres em Situações de Conflito e de Paz.  Esta mesa reuniu representantes de organizações da Nova Zelandia, Jordania, India, Inglaterra.

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Women's Learning Partnership
Women’s Learning Partnership

in partnership with
The Center for Public Scholarship & the Gender Studies Program at
The New School

invites you to attend

Human Security: The missing link between
women’s rights, conflict, and peace

3:30 PM – 7:30 PM, March 6th, 2013
at the The New School’s Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th St., New York, NY

Seats are limited | Register Here


Scroll down or click here for a full list of WLP’s 2013 CSW public events.


Gender-based violence is the most pervasive human rights violation on earth, presentin every country, every culture, every religion, every class. From violence in the private sphere to rape used as a weapon of war, violence against women is intimately linked to violence across society. Moreover, those at the forefront of fields ranging from economic development to counterterrorism are recognizing that global prosperity, peace, and security cannot be realized in the absence of women’s rights.

Today, there is a growing consensus that when combating domestic violence, advancing peace and conflict resolution, or confronting violent extremism, the way to achieve these ends is through a framework that puts human security at the fore. Given the major political transitions, resurgent extremism, and violent conflicts affecting large portions of the world, a serious examination of the importance of advancing human security to meet these most pressing challenges is urgently needed. During this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) will convene leaders from across the globe to discuss why human security is central to confronting this century’s challenges – from ending gender-based violence to achieving international peace.

** During the event, WLP will premiere its new documentary,Because Our Cause Is Just, on the post-Arab Spring backlash against women’s rights and the targeting of women’s rights defenders in the Middle East/North Africa  –  developments that have serious implications for establishing true democracies in the region.**

3:30 – 3:45pm     Introductory remarks

Alexandra Delano (U.S.) – Acting Chair of Global Studies, The New School

Mahnaz Afkhami 
(Iran/U.S.) – President & Founder, Women’s Learning Partnership, Former Minister for Women’s Affairs, Iran


3:45 – 5:15pm     Panel Discussion

Violence in Conflict & Peace: What Is Security for Women?
Followed by Q&A:

Jacqueline Pitanguy (Brazil) – Founder & Executive Director, Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e  Ação

Brigid Inder 
(New Zealand) – Executive Director, Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice

Asma Khader
 (Jordan) – UN Special Investigator for Human Rights Abuses in Libya; Secretary General, Jordanian National Commission for Women

Aruna Rao (India/U.S.) – Co-founder & Executive Director, Gender at Work

Madeleine Rees
 (United Kingdom/Switzerland) – Secretary General, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom


5:15 – 5:30pm     Keynote

 Hawa Bangura  (Sierra Leone) – UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

5:30 – 5:45pm     Break – Light refreshments will be provided

5:45 – 6:25pm     Premiere of the Documentary Because Our Cause Is Just

6:25 – 7:30pm     Panel

Getting to a Culture of Peace: Women’s Rights, Democracy, and Development
Followed by Q&A:

 Lina Abou Habib (Lebanon)  Executive Director, Collective for Research & Training on Development-Action

Farah Karimi 
(Iran/The Netherlands) – Executive Director, Oxfam Novib

Farida Naqash 
(Egypt) – Chairperson, Forum for Women in Development

2:30 – 4:00 PM
Breaking Barriers: What it will take to achieve security, justice and peace
Church Center of the United Nations
Hardin Room 11th Floor
777 1st Avenue, E 44th St., New York, NY
WLP Lebanon/CRTD.A Executive Director Lina Abou-Habib will be speaking on a panel convened by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the Church Center (Room TBC). This panel highlights the recommendations of the international conference of women peacemakers, “Breaking Barriers: What it will take to achieve security, justice and peace,” of which WLP served as a co-convener, held at the Kroc Institute this past September. The discussion will look at the barriers to and opportunities for achieving gender security, justice, and peace.
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
The Vital Role of Women in Countering Violent Extremism and Building Peace
Church Center of the United Nations, 10th Floor
777 1st Avenue, E 44th St., New York, NY
Women’s Learning Partnership is co-convening, with Cordaid and Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, a parallel event at the Church Center (Room TBC), “The Vital Role of Women in Countering Violent Extremism and Building Peace.” WLP Jordan/SIGI-J General Coordinator Asma Khader will be representing WLP on this panel.Further details here.
*Following the panel, from 7-9pm Cordaid and the Civil Society Network for Human Secrurity will be holding a reception to launch the new book Looking for That Other Face: Women Muslim Leaders and Violent Extremism in Indonesia at WFM Institute for Global Policy, 24th Floor, 708 Third Ave. (at 44th St.) New York.  Please RSVP to g.vogelaar@gppac.ne if you would like to attend. Further details here.
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Constitutional Reform & the Battle for Women’s Citizenship Rights and Freedom from Violence
Church Center of the United Nations, Hardin Room 11th Floor
777 1st Avenue, E 44th St., New York, NY
WLP and CRTD-A will convene a parallel event, Constitutional Reform & the Battle for Women’s Citizenship Rights and Freedom from Violence, at the Church Center (Room TBC).  As the Arab region goes through a wave of processes to revise, reform, and overhaul constitutions in many countries in the region, women and feminist activists are observing clear attempts to undermine women’s status as full-fledged citizens.  A case in point is in Tunisia where women won the battle against introducing the dangerous concept of “women being complementary to men” as opposed to being equal.  Although this matter was dropped, at least for the moment, feminists are raising a red flag on the clear possibility of institutionalizing women’s subordination in the new Arab states and confining women as mere subjects within the private sphere.  In this panel, women activists from the MENA region will bring in testimonials, observations, as well as analysis, to demonstrate why one of the central struggles in MENA today is to uphold equal citizenship in the region’s constitutions as the sole guarantor for freedom against gender-based violence and discrimination.


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