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Give women a chance for peace

Briinging the role of women into focus in light of the peace process currently underway, the EU House in Nicosia will hold a conference on Women as Part of Enduring Peace on Friday.

At the centre of the conference will be the importance of women in peace processes as, according to global data, a peace agreement stands a much greater chance of staying in place when women are included in its implementation.

Speakers and participants will include academics, international ambassadors and key security experts. The conference’s keynote speech will be delivered by Ambassador Mara Marinaki, who is the Principal Adviser on Gender of the European External Action Service and the adviser of the implementation of UNSCR 1325 – the first formal and legal document from the Security council that requires parties in a conflict to prevent violations of women’s rights, as well as support women’s participation in peace negotiations and in post-conflict reconstruction. The resolution also seeks to protect women and girls from sexual and gender-based violence

Marinaki’s speech will emphasise how women contribute to enduring harmony and nation-building, as well as explore the ways that UNSCR 1325 can support these outcomes.

Registration will open at 8.45am and the welcoming notes will begin at 9.15am. There will be a coffee break at 11.15am and the closing will be at 1pm.

In order to register for the conference, send an email to [email protected]

Gender Conference – Women as Part of Enduring Peace
Conference with keynote speaker Ambassador Mara Marinaki. November 4. House of the European Union, 30 Byron Avenue, Nicosia. 8.45am-1pm. In English. Tel: 99-495364. Register on [email protected]

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