Thursday, 14 March 2019 14:55

The International Peace Institute (IPI)Women, War and Peace II

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 The International Peace Institute PBS documentary film series “Women, War and Peace II.” Forum
Opening Remarks: Dr. Adam Lupel, Vice President, International Peace Institute
Ms. Madeleine Rees, OBE, Secretary General, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
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Moderator: Dr. Sarah Taylor, Senior Fellow, International Peace Institute
 
PeaceeverTV reported from IPI: March is the month in which the United Nations celebrates women's month. 13 March, The International Peace Institute make a screening of scenes from the PBS documentary film series “Women, War and Peace II.”
 
The first installment of the PBS Women, War & Peace documentary series was released in 2011. Since then, the world has made notable strides toward gender parity in matters of peace and security. The second installment of the series—Women, War & Peace II—shares never-before-told stories about women who risked their lives to end conflict and build peace. Following the screening, there was a moderated discussion featuring filmmakers and eminent women peacemakers.
 
Ms. Monica McWilliams, Co-Founder, Northern Ireland Women's Coalition; Negotiator, Good Friday Agreement
Ms. Eimhear O'Neill, Documentary Film Director,Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs
Ms. Geeta Gandbhir, Documentary Film Director,A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers
Ms. Nahla Valji, Senior Gender Advisor in the Executive Office in the Secretary-General of the United Nations
 
This event was focused on two of the four films that make up the Women, War & Peace II series: Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs and A Journey of a Thousand Miles.
 
Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs places a spotlight on the all-female political party, comprised of both Catholic and Protestant women, in Northern Ireland, who earned a seat at the negotiating table for the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Their focus on human rights, equality, and inclusion shaped the historic peace deal, which put an end to years of violent conflict and established sustainable peace.
 
In A Journey of a Thousand Miles, an all-female Bangladeshi peacekeeping contingent charts a path forward to international peace and security through the UN peacekeeping mission to Haiti. The film shines a light on stereotypes shattered by the Bangladeshi police unit through their contributions to building peace in a country affected by poverty and natural disaster.
 
The International Peace Institute PBS documentary film series “Women, War and Peace II.” Forum