“Women Leading Peace: A High-Level Symposium on Women’s Political Participation in Peace Processes”

As part of the release of a new research report entitled Women Leading Peace: A close examination of women’s political participation in peace processes in Northern Ireland, Guatemala, Kenya, and the Philippines, we were pleased to host a high-level symposium on women’s political participation in peace processes. President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright gave keynote remarks, followed by an expert panel discussion on the same topic. Panelists drew from their experiences leading peace in their home countries, and included Monica McWilliams, professor with the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland; Claudia Paz y Paz, former Attorney General of Guatemala; Njeri Kabeberi, executive director of the Center for Multi-Party Democracy in Kenya; and Miriam Coronel Ferrer, chair of the Government of the Philippines Peace Panel.

Location: Gaston Hall

Read more and watch the full event video here, read Amb. Melanne Verveer’s article on the subject in Foreign Policy here, and see event photos here.