Women's Contribution to Peace and Reconciliation

Organisation: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Brussels Office
Venue: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Ave. Michel-Ange 11, Brussels
Contact: Marlis Gensler, Email, Phone: +32 (0)2 738 7663

The experts are peace activists from Rwanda, Somalia, Ex-Yugoslavia and Israel/Palestine:

  • Yolande Mukagasana - Belgium & Rwanda, Author and member of Nyamirambo Point d’Appui - nyamirambo.org
  • Shukria Dini / Asha Hagi Elmi - Canada & Somalia, Save the Somali Women and Children (SSWC) - sswc-som.org
  • Bosiljka Schedlich - Germany & Croatia, Director of südost Europa Kultur e.V. - suedost-ev.de, Foundation Überbrücken - stiftung-ueberbruecken.de
  • Lama Hourani - Palestine, Programme Director of Arab-Americare Foundation - arabamericare.org
  • Molly Malekar - Israel, Director of Bat Shalom - Jerusalem Link - batshalom.org
  • Simone Susskind - Belgium, President of Actions in the Mediterranean (AIM) - aim-network.org, International Women’s Commission - iwc-peace.org

Programme of Seminar:
 
Thursday, 18 November 2010

10:00 - 11:30 Opening
* Birgit Daiber: Introduction to the seminar / questions and answers
* Angela Liberatore: Results of the seminar in March 2010

11:45 - 13:15 Sensitivity for developing conflicts and prevention
* Bosiljka Schedlich - former Yugoslavia
* Shukria Dini - Somalia

15:00 - 18:00 Civil resistance, empowerment & how to support it
* Molly Malekar - Israel
* Yolande Mukagasana - Rwanda

 
Friday, 19 November 2010

10:00 - 13:00 Reconciliation & missed opportunities
* Lama Hourani - Palestine
* Simone Susskind

14:00 - 16:00 Conclusion and next steps
* Birgit Daiber: Working on categories, workplan

See also:

>> Conference on conflict transformation in Israel and Palestine, March 2010
>> Second Working Group meeting in Brussels, 2011

Further information:

>> Key Points for Reporting on Conflicts/Wars