At the Feminist Forum on Climate Change, Women’s Learning Partnership and the American University of Beirut, will bring together high-level thought leaders from women’s rights and youth organizations with academia, policymakers, interfaith communities, media, and the arts to initiate a much-needed intersectional conversation on the connections between climate justice, gender equality, sustainable development, and peace.
When women are part of peacebuilding processes and negotiations, the stability and quality of that peace increases. However, according to UN Women and the Council of Foreign Relations, “between 1990 and 2017, women constituted only 2 percent of mediators, 8 per cent of negotiators, and 5 per cent of witnesses and signatories in all major peace process.” WLP is addressing this disparity in women’s representation at the peace table through leadership and capacity-building workshops with refugee women, grassroots activists, and local civil society organizations.
This essay discusses love as the silent, unspoken motivation behind every principle associated with respect for human rights. It is, therefore, an underlying principle of all WLP manuals, which seek to improve the lives of citizens, especially women, in the countries in which we work.
A manual on promoting forgiveness, tolerance, and compassion in the contexts of defending human rights and peacebuilding.