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Twenty years after the passing of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security – calling for the recognition of gendered experiences of women and girls in war, peace and reconstruction, and action for change – conflict and strife continue to disrupt communities and impact women and girls disproportionally.
In partnership with local women leaders working in the areas of women’s rights, peace, and security around the globe, Coady Institute is pleased to announce the community leadership e-conference, “Local Women’s Voices for Peace”, to take place September 21 to 24, 2020.
The four-day event will explore the successes and challenges in implementing UNSCR 1325 and its impacts on the lives of women and girls over the past 20 years through the shared experiences of local women in all corners of the world.
Beginning on the International Day of Peace, the conference will offer a range of participatory sessions in a variety of regions, time zones, languages, and formats. Coady Institute is pleased to be collaborating on this initiative with the Nobel Women’s Initiative and other partner organizations.
To reduce barriers for women’s inclusion, the conference is free to attend. In lieu of a registration fee, donations are gratefully accepted from those able to contribute; monies collected will support scholarships for women leaders to take part in women’s leadership programs at Coady Institute.
About Coady Institute
Established in 1959 by St. Francis Xavier University, Coady Institute is committed to accompanying generations of global leaders skilled in the application of citizen-led, asset-based, and community-driven leadership for economic and social change. Located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People, on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Coady Institute includes a network of more than 9,000 leaders in 130 countries globally.
Learn more at www.coady.stfx.ca