The NIEW International Conference 2010 is organised by the NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) Institute for the Empowerment of Women and will be held on the 29th and 30th of November in Kuala Lumpur. It will seek to address the impact of conflict and displacement on women and provide a platform to explore more effective measures to ensure their safety, health and well-being. The conference hopes to be able to emphasise the importance of engaging displaced women in decision-making regarding their … [read on ...]
RENEWED HOPE FOR DISPLACED WOMEN
The NIEW conference workshops will endeavour to equip and empower participants from across the world with the knowledge and skills needed to strengthen and lead global response to the plight of displaced women and girls. These sessions are designed to provide ideas and education on how to better protect displaced women, improve their health and access to education, as well as eradicate poverty so that these women can contribute to their betterment and the stability of their communities and countries. … [Read More...]
VOICES OF COURAGE
Ellana Lee, who is Managing Editor for CNN International Asia Pacific, based at the network’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong, will be at the NIEW conference where she will be moderating the ‘Voices of Courage’ session.
As executive director of Flower Aceh which was established in 1989, Suraiya has relentlessly championed the rights Acehnese women following the Indonesian army’s brutal crackdown on the Aceh Freedom Movement (GAM) in the late 1980s and the early 1990s.
Leymah is co-founder and Executive Director for Women in Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-Africa), a women-focused Non-Governmental Organisation with the core mandate to promote women’s strategic participation and leadership in peace and security governance in Africa.
Journalist and filmmaker Farai Sevenzo was born in Zimbabwe and trained as a writer/director in England. He is credited as a screenwriter, actor and director on several films. Although the movies were his first love, he found himself drifting to journalism because it allowed him to cover the whole of Africa in half the time and a tenth of the money.