Thursday 23 March 10-11pm Australian Eastern Standard Time
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This webinar is hosted by the WILPF International Office in Geneva.
Women were active agents of change and mobilisation in the uprisings that swept across Libya and
Yemen. However, as the uprisings metastasised into militarised crises, women in these countries are
facing similar and ever-growing levels of insecurity and violence, and share the same disappointment in
the rapidly shifting global political landscape that permitted destructive economy of wars to prevail over
sustainable peace and the rule of law.
WILPF, in close partnership with its partners in Libya and Yemen, is conducting an analytical study based
on local consultations with women leaders, activists, and IDPs. The study aims at reflecting on women’s
perspectives on what life is like under a doctrine of “endless war”
Join this webinar to hear the Libyan and Yemeni women experts share the multidimensional insecurity
concerns in both countries, and analyse the preliminary findings of the study! (Webinar is in English)
Australian Peacewomen making a difference - Nora Amath, Queensland
Thursday 10 March, 6.00pm AEST (Brisbane time)
The webinar featured Queensland Peacewoman Nora Amath, a high profile Muslim woman who advocates for human rights for refugees and asylum seekers in Australia's off-shore detention centres and the rights of cultural minorities, and in an interfaith leader, interviewed by Clarissa Rios (UN Women Global Champion for Women Economic Empowerment).
Our aim - to inspire all who attend to make a difference in their own communities!
WILPF gratefully acknowledges the funding for our webinar from the Queensland Government's Queensland Women's Week program.
WILPF AUSTRALIA RESEARCH WEBINAR: INTERNATIONAL LAW
In December 2015, WILPF Australia conducted our very first webinar, on the intersection between International Human Rights Law (IHRL), International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Complimentarity: A Feminist Approach.
The webinar presented the work of WILPF Australia Intern Jane Bowness (University of Queensland). This was followed by WILPF Australia President Barbara O'Dwyer, commentary from key researchers and practitioners in the field, and a Q&A session.
The webinar was a great success with more than 50 eager participants from around the world, and wonderful feedback was received afterwards. For the replay, click here.
Download Jane's original paper and resources provided by researchers and practitioners:
- International Human Rights Law (IHRL), International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Complimentarity: A Feminist Approach (Jane Bowness)
- Comments from Researchers and Practitioners contributed to webinar
- The dialogue of difference: gender perspectives on international humanitarian law (Helen Durham and Katie O'Byrne)
- Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?: The Field of Women's Human Rights (Hilary Charlesworth)