Building peace in the minds of men and women

Workshop on Women's Empowerment for the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence in the Pacific

When, local time: 
Thursday, 13 June 2013 - 9:00am to Saturday, 15 June 2013 - 5:00pm
Fiji, Nadi
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
The workshop will bring together experts in the area of women's empowerment for a culture of peace and non-violence in the Pacific. Research papers and information on projects aimed at promoting gender equality in the region will be presented. Topics include:<br />• exploring linkages between culture and women's empowerment; <br />• gender and cultural norms;<br />• discriminatory cultural practices;<br />• traditional justice systems;<br />• participation of women in decision making at all levels.<br /><br />The presentations will form the basis for discussion with recommendations made in a plenary session to be included in a workshop policy statement and action plan.<br />