From the Frontlines: Women Battle War

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 19:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Conflict Prevention
Peace Processes

Across the globe, women are mobilizing against the violence and insecurity tearing apart their communities and nations. In Syria, they are standing up to the advance of the Islamic State. When tribes clash in Kenya or Nigeria, they are the first to say “Enough.” Facing grave risks, women make peace stick by bridging ruinous divides.

For the 16th annual forum in this “Inclusive Security” series, join senior government and civil society leaders as they speak about their experiences preventing violence, ending conflict, and defying extremism. Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy, will moderate a discussion with these experts:

Thin Thin Aung, Myanmar
Bushra Hyder, Pakistan
Pastor Esther Ibanga, Nigeria
Hon. Martha Karua, Kenya
Jacqueline Pitanguy, Brazil
Amal Shami (pseudonym), Syria


John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Littauer Building, 1st Floor
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

The event is open to the public.

Livestream video will be available on this page.

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