December 10, 2018

Four Nobel Prize winners for Peace and WILPF speak out

 

Four Nobel Prize winners for Peace and WILPF speak out new peace rate as in 1915 , Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Mairead Maguire, Leymah Gbowee and Madeleine Rees.

 

100 years ago, more than 1,000 women from 12 countries gathered in The Hague there to protest against the First World War and to formulate conditions for a lasting peace. From this historic conference, which Aletta Jacobs was one of the organizers, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) arise.

Again in The Hague is WILPF from 27 / m April 29, 2015 at the World Forum in The Hague its 100th anniversary celebration with an international public conference. On April 25, 2015 there will be a bust of Aletta Jacobs to be unveiled at the Peace Palace in The Hague by WILPF Netherlands, as they are – wrongly – was missing.

Nobel Prize winner Leymah Gbowee open the conference which – again – hundreds of women from all over the world will be present in as Colombia, Congo, Syria, Libya and Pakistan. Leyman Gbowee is the ultimate example of a woman who managed to stop a war. As a member of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, she will talk about her role and experiences in the Liberian peace movement early 2000.

Her initiative to end the war ushered in a period of calm in and made ​​for free elections in 2005, won by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. After her inspiring words followed by more speakers of international stature who are also dedicated to peace, equality and justice. Including the Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Mairead Maguire, Leymah Gbowee and Madeleine Rees as Secretary General of WILPF. And we’re not even talking about the rest of the guests list.

Well over 100 speakers dealt with worldwide operations such as peace activists, academics, policy makers, among others from the UN, representatives of nation states, NGOs and experts from conflict. Also there is a market, there are exhibitions, a creativity center, a festival and a public event where the world can not but listen to the new message of peace.

 

The program for the conference is known and can be found via the link

www.womenstopwar.org/conference-home/conference-programme

 

 

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