Mary Robinson interview on women in the peace process, activism, and as agents of change (video)
Part of a series of interviews focusing on best practices for activists and human rights organizations with speakers and panelists of WLP's "2020 Vision" event, itself part of the 2010 annual session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City.
This interview is with Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland and founder and current President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Global Initiative. She speaks about the urgent need to listen to and involve women in the peace process, the need for more women in the Army and Police, Liberia as example. Own experience in Ireland. Need for stronger stance and zero tolerance against sexual violence. Discusses best practices for activists and human rights organizations, importance of recording cases for justice and accountability, enabling dignity to women. Proposes quota of women in all peace negotiations. Discusses interaction of poverty and violence, strength of female collaboration, organizing, solidarity, training, police corruption, knowledge and experience held by women, women as agents of change. Commentary on work of Women's Learning Partnership on 10th anniversary, effect of local change having national and international effect.