Together Beyond WordsEmpowering Women and Promoting Peace

Women Peace-Builders Program

To read about the Women Wage Peace Movement

 

About Women Wage Peace:

The Women Wage Peace Movement was founded following the last war (July –August, 2014) when many women stood up and said: ''No More!''  The movement has grown from a few Arab and Jewish women to over 14,000.  We are calling on the government to return to the negotiating table and initiate a political agreement.

 

Project Background:

The Security Council adopted resolution 1325 regarding women, peace and security on 31 October 2000.  UNSCR1325 marked the first time the Security Council addressed the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women.

Based on 20 years of experience acquired while working with Arab and Jewish women in a volatile part of the world, we know that women who are empowered and trained can use their unique gifts for conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution and peace-building (See UN resolution 1325). http://www.un.org/womenwatch/osagi/wps/

In this workshop we will explore the crucial role women can have as peace leaders: the challenges, what needs to be done to overcome them and how to support men in becoming our allies in this process.

The program will begin in October 2015 in different Arab and Jewish towns and villages in the Galilee (Tarshicha, Kfar Vradim, Mgrar, Karmiel, Har Halutz, Hurfeish, Kamon)