The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation invites you to attend our Women for Peace Conference on Thursday 21st September 2017, 10:00am – 3:30pm.

 

Join us as we explore the following:

  • the vital role that women play in building peace at a community, national, and international level
  • the impact of conflict and violent extremism on women
  • how to build strong networks of women to promote peaceful societies

 

Tickets are free but limited, so please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-for-peace-conference-tickets-36509078637

 

Around the world, women are disproportionately affected by the violent conflicts we see taking place in many different countries. Yet despite this, women are frequently excluded from the measures taken to seek peace. For example, only 2% of peace talks involved women. We know that women often become the ‘builders’ and ‘fixers’ of peace in their families and broader communities, but to what extent can women prevent violent conflict?

 

Here in the UK we are facing extremist organisations that are prepared to advocate the use of illegal violence to pursue their goals. To what extent can women be the leading light to affect change and break the cycle of violence?

 

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation have developed an accredited ten-week project, Women for Peace, to train and support women to become more active citizens, leading the way in preventing and resolving community and family conflict through intercultural dialogue, and challenging extreme and prejudiced narratives. To date, the Peace Foundation has worked with over 200 women across the North of England.

 

Speakers include:

 

Professor Udy Archibong MBE – Director, Centre for Inclusion and Diversity, University of Bradford

Dr Erinma Bell MBE – Director, Chrysalis Manchester

Nicola Benyahia – Director, Families for Life

Ruth Daniel – Director, In Place of War

Julie Ward MEP – Labour and Co-operative Party Member of the European Parliament

 

Lunch will be provided on the day. We are able to provide minibus transport for alumni of the Women for Peace project. If you would like to reserve a minibus place please email hannah.larn@foundation4peace.org by 4th September.

 

Unfortunately we are unable to provide a creche at this event due to limited space. Apologies for any inconvenience cause.