Campaign Heads to London!

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We are very excited to invite you to join us online from June 10-12 as the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict heads to London UK for the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. Our delegation is led by five Nobel peace laureates and 90 activists - including sexual violence survivors, grassroots women's leaders from conflict countries and actor Danai Gurira ("Walking Dead").

The United Kingdom will be hosting the largest meeting on ending sexual violence in conflict of its kind in history. Co-chaired by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, the Summit brings together wold leaders, media, experts, and civil society to sign onto a concrete plan for ending the use of rape as a weapon of war.

The event marks a tipping point for our global movement to end gender violence and we will be there as a Campaign - to ensure the Global Summit results in meaningful commitments for survivors on the ground.

We are very excited to invite you to join us online from May 28-30 for the Nobel Women’s Initiative’s fourth biennial conference, Moving Beyond Militarism & War: Women-driven solutions for a nonviolent worldThe conference – hosted in Belfast by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire –  will for the first time bring together all six Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.  They will be joined by over 80 influential activists, academics, and decision makers from across the globe whose work focuses on ending militarism and war with nonviolent strategies for peace.

War, militarism, and violence affect communities around the world on a horrific scale. Of those affected by conflict, women are often among the most vulnerable and marginalized. Alarmingly, militarism and war are on the rise; the last two decades have witnessed a steady rise in global military spending while funding is diverted from critical social services such as healthcare and education. In particular, sexual violence, inequality, environmental destruction, and natural resource conflicts jeopardize women’s security.

Moving Beyond Militarism & War: Women-driven solutions for a nonviolent world will explore the root causes and effects of militarism and war, as well as the nonviolent strategies women are undertaking in bringing about change. While often the most marginalized by war and violence, women are also at the forefront of creative and innovative nonviolent action. By listening, learning, and amplifying women’s voices, we hope to bring attention to the gendered impacts of war and violence and advance global movements for peace.

Stay tuned in the coming days on Facebook, Twitter (#womenbeyondwar), Instagram (@nobelwomen), and our Women Beyond War Blog as we post photos, videos, facts and quotes and spotlight some of our extraordinary participants!

- See more at: http://nobelwomensinitiative.org/2013/05/announcing-moving-beyond-militarism-war-an-international-conference/?ref=26198#sthash.TFhKJQ6d.dpuf

Join us at the Summit!

Visit us at the Fringe: the program open to the public at the ExCel Centre in London from June 10-12, 9am-9pm everyday. Find out more information including getting to the centre and download a program of events from the Global Summit website.

Beauty in the Middle: Women of Congo Speak Out

We are excited to announce the launch of our multimedia exhibit, Beauty in the Middle: Women of Congo Speak Out, it will be free and open to the public from June 10-12 at the ExCel Centre in London.

Beauty in the Middle: Women of Congo Speak Out presents the story of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and the women grassroots activists who have mobilized against incredible odds to end rape, and find a way to justice and peace.

View the incredible images of award-winning photographer Pete Muller and hear the women of Congo speak about their work through films by Artefact Creative.

Join us in the sisterhood and solidarity that is the beauty in the middle or find us online at #CongoWomenSpeak

Launch of Survivors United for Action

Join us on Thursday, June 12 at 12:30pm in Discussion Room 3 for the launch of the first-ever global network of sexual violence survivors focused on rape and gender violence in conflict, Survivors United for Action. You can also follow along at #SurvivorsUnited

Campaign Corner

Connect with other Campaign members, strategize and pick up your International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict swag! Our Campaign corner is located within the Beauty in the Middle exhibit. Make sure to stop by, introduce yourself, and let us know your plans for the Summit.

Join us online!

We will be sharing all of our activities from the Summit online through blog entries, photos, and more. We have a lot of exciting things in the works that we can't wait to share with you! Stay tuned for an update on Monday, June 9 (with a special video from Activists & #SurvivorsUnited for Action) and for more information on some of the activities we have planned online.

Be part of the conversation:

Follow us on Facebook and YouTube: StopRapeInConflict - via Twitter: @StopRapeCmpgn

Also follow the Nobel Women's Initiative on Instagram for an "inside peek"

Read our blog for all updates!

 

 

We are very excited to invite you to join us online from May 28-30 for the Nobel Women’s Initiative’s fourth biennial conference, Moving Beyond Militarism & War: Women-driven solutions for a nonviolent worldThe conference – hosted in Belfast by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire –  will for the first time bring together all six Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.  They will be joined by over 80 influential activists, academics, and decision makers from across the globe whose work focuses on ending militarism and war with nonviolent strategies for peace.

War, militarism, and violence affect communities around the world on a horrific scale. Of those affected by conflict, women are often among the most vulnerable and marginalized. Alarmingly, militarism and war are on the rise; the last two decades have witnessed a steady rise in global military spending while funding is diverted from critical social services such as healthcare and education. In particular, sexual violence, inequality, environmental destruction, and natural resource conflicts jeopardize women’s security.

Moving Beyond Militarism & War: Women-driven solutions for a nonviolent world will explore the root causes and effects of militarism and war, as well as the nonviolent strategies women are undertaking in bringing about change. While often the most marginalized by war and violence, women are also at the forefront of creative and innovative nonviolent action. By listening, learning, and amplifying women’s voices, we hope to bring attention to the gendered impacts of war and violence and advance global movements for peace.

Stay tuned in the coming days on Facebook, Twitter (#womenbeyondwar), Instagram (@nobelwomen), and our Women Beyond War Blog as we post photos, videos, facts and quotes and spotlight some of our extraordinary participants!

- See more at: http://nobelwomensinitiative.org/2013/05/announcing-moving-beyond-militarism-war-an-international-conference/?ref=26198#sthash.TFhKJQ6d.dpuf

We are very excited to invite you to join us online from May 28-30 for the Nobel Women’s Initiative’s fourth biennial conference, Moving Beyond Militarism & War: Women-driven solutions for a nonviolent worldThe conference – hosted in Belfast by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire –  will for the first time bring together all six Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.  They will be joined by over 80 influential activists, academics, and decision makers from across the globe whose work focuses on ending militarism and war with nonviolent strategies for peace.

War, militarism, and violence affect communities around the world on a horrific scale. Of those affected by conflict, women are often among the most vulnerable and marginalized. Alarmingly, militarism and war are on the rise; the last two decades have witnessed a steady rise in global military spending while funding is diverted from critical social services such as healthcare and education. In particular, sexual violence, inequality, environmental destruction, and natural resource conflicts jeopardize women’s security.

Moving Beyond Militarism & War: Women-driven solutions for a nonviolent world will explore the root causes and effects of militarism and war, as well as the nonviolent strategies women are undertaking in bringing about change. While often the most marginalized by war and violence, women are also at the forefront of creative and innovative nonviolent action. By listening, learning, and amplifying women’s voices, we hope to bring attention to the gendered impacts of war and violence and advance global movements for peace.

Stay tuned in the coming days on Facebook, Twitter (#womenbeyondwar), Instagram (@nobelwomen), and our Women Beyond War Blog as we post photos, videos, facts and quotes and spotlight some of our extraordinary participants!

- See more at: http://nobelwomensinitiative.org/2013/05/announcing-moving-beyond-militarism-war-an-international-conference/?ref=26198#sthash.TFhKJQ6d.dpuf
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