We have a dream: the Role of Women in Peacebuilding

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) affirms the important role of women in peacebuilding. Yet UNSCR 1325 has not been applied to Northern Ireland. How might its implementation contribute to a sustainable peace?
A panel including Inspector Róísín Brown PSNI; Dr Maria-Adriana Deiana, Queen’s University; Eileen Weir, Shankill Women’s Centre; and Emma De Sousa, campaigner and writer, will explore the barriers to women’s peacebuilding in Northern Ireland. Contributors also will reflect on opportunities for promoting women’s peacebuilding. Discussion will be moderated by Professor Gladys Ganiel, Queen’s University. The event aims to encourage more women to become involved in peacebuilding, and to challenge the toxic masculinity which some women have experienced in this work.
The event is held in Clonard because it provided a location for secret talks which helped contribute to a ceasefire and later the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. While these talks involved mostly men, some women clergy from Protestant traditions contributed to these important discussions.
We are also delighted to have singer songwriter Ferna, recently winner of NI Music Award's Single of 2022 who will sings songs of dreams and a New City.
Period31 Jan 2023
Held at4 Corners Festival, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational