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International Women’s Day - the Role of Women in Preventing and Mitigating Conflict

Posted on February 28, 2013 by Kate Zimmerman

Women's Day Invite Thirteen years ago, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325, better known as Women, Peace and Security. The resolution reaffirmed “the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace building, …the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security, and the need to increase their role in decision-making with regard to conflict prevention and resolution.”

Join IRD on International Women's Day to explore the critical role women play in the prevention and mitigation of conflict. Prominent women thought leaders will identify the challenges women face in promoting peace and contributing to the long-term development of their communities and nations.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Linda Lader, President of the Renaissance Institute, with an introduction by Arthur B. Keys, Jr., President and CEO of IRD. Featured presenters include Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy, Founder and President of Invest in Muslim Women; Hassina Sherjan, Founder and CEO of Aid Afghanistan for Education; and Iqbal al-Juboori, Program Officer in IRD’s Stability and Governance Practice Group.

IRD is pleased to host the event at the historic Sewall-Belmont House and Museum on Capitol Hill, an organization committed to women's progress toward equality through educational programs, tours, exhibits, research and publications. For more information, visit

And if you're not in DC, you can still add your voice by participating in IRD's Women’s Day Thunderclap. Our Women's Day Thunderclap is an online flash-mob to support women’s empowerment and freedom. We’ll all be sharing the same message of support, at the same time on March 8, to raise awareness about International Women’s Day.

Filed Under: Community Transitions, Women & Gender

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