Monday, 10 May 2010

A Feminist Peace: How Do We Get There?

The Hanna' s House Summer School will take place at Universtiy of Ulster's Art College in Belfast on the 27, 28 and 29 August 2010 .

Date: 27,28,29 August, 2010
Venue: Art College, University of Ulster, York Street, Belfast
The Hanna’s House Summer School will be a vibrant, colourful and inspiring event for women. It will combine both a deep exploration of the key issues raised through our series of peacebuilding seminars (2008-10) with a rich cultural and social engagement. It is envisioned that connections between diverse communities of women will be created throughout the three days and that an organic cross-learning process will develop. It is hoped that this will lead to future projects that will support a critical feminist analysis of women’s role in peace building across all spheres (for example, within intimate, family and community relationships, as well public and professional relationships, and including women’s role in cross-community, bi-lateral and international peace negotiations). The opportunity to develop new insights, knowledge and networks, as a result of dialogue and debate, will help to empower women and support their access into decision making and leadership roles in Irish society.

To open up dialogue between women in the North and South, by discussing the legacy of the conflict and the importance of women’s role in the transformation of Ireland to a peaceful society.

To explore critical perspectives on the implications of peace building initiatives in the North and South addressing ideological as well as pragmatic implications.

To promote a critical feminist analysis of post-conflict peace building initiatives, including UN Resolution 1325.

To raise awareness of the issue of violence against women, during times of armed conflict and ‘peace’ and to discuss international mechanisms and the implementation of human rights law to support women’s security concerns, e.g. UNSC Resolution 1820.

To explore a critical perspective on the potential and limitations of truth recovery processes for enabling acknowledgment of women’s experiences of war and violence, bringing justice for violations and creating institutional and structural change.
If you are interested in attending, please email Shirley Graham at hannashouse@nwci.ieThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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