The Liberia Solidarity Group and the National Women’s Council of Ireland, in association with the Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS), School of Politics and IR, UCD, and Trócaire, in organising a round table discussion on Wednesday 15th May in Dublin. The event is entitled ‘Women, Peace and Decision-Making in post-conflict societies’ and takes place from 10.30am – 13.00pm in the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s offices (4th Floor, 2/3 Parnell Sq. East, Dublin 1). Our Liberian guest speakers are: Dorothy Tooman – Director of DEN-L Development Education Network Liberia, Kortoe Williams – Director of Action Aid Liberia and Caroline Brown – Deputy Head of Mission, medica mondiale.
We aim to bring Irish Women in Civil Society Organisations North/South together in solidarity with women leaders in Civil Society Organisations in Liberia to exchange experiences on ‘women, peace and decision-making in post conflict societies’.
This round table event is part of the DFAT-CRU funded IBIS project titled ‘Addressing Cultural Legacies of Conflict. Towards an intercultural and inter-dimensional Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security.’
A particular theme of our discussion will be the release of Ireland’s new White Paper which mentions a specific commitment to 1325 (p. 17):
We will continue to support efforts to implementthe United Nations Security Council Resolution1325 on Women, Peace and Security, whichrecognises the close links between the issuesof peace, security and development, and thepromotion of gender equality and women’s rights.Ireland’s recently launched National Action Planfor Implementation of UNSCR 1325 will guide ourefforts in this area. The Conflict Resolution Unit inthe Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade willplay a lead role for the Government in this area.
The visit is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Conflict Resolution Unit.
Please RSVP for this event to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday the 13th May at 5pm.