Foundation speaking in the House of Lords about Women Building Peace

March 14, 2015 | Nick Taylor

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace is attending and speaking at an event called Colloquium: Dynamics of Peace (Monday 16th March 2015) organised by the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations who apply social science to contemporary issues and problems.

Siobhan Riordan (pictured) who is project lead on the Women Building Peace Project will speak at the event taking place in the House of Lords on the subject of ‘Women peace builders – rhetoric and realities.’

The session will be hosted by the Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece OBE, Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords and first woman of Turkish Cypriot origin to be a member of either house of Parliament. She set up the very first Turkish Women’s Group, and established a domestic violence project for Turkish and Kurdish women.

The Baroness was appointed as a Commissioner to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and in May 2008 served on the Government’s Task Force to increase the numbers of ethnic minority women councillors in the UK. She was awarded the OBE in the Queens New Year Honours 2009,[8] for services to local government.

The session will give the Foundation the opportunity to talk about its Women Building Peace project and highlight the work that has been taking place over the past year.