The NGO Humanity Diaspo was invited to participate in the World Peace Forum which was organized by the Normandy region on June 4th and 5th on the eve of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the D-Day.
This event brought together peace makers including five Nobel laureates, such as Congolese doctor, Denis Mukwege, "the man who repairs women", whose participation is of the utmost importance as it reaffirm not only that women’s bodies must not be part of the battlefield and that women must be an integral part of peace processes, but also that their presence is not desirable but obligatory in order to ensure lasting peace.
In this context, Humanity Diaspo attended the debate on "Women leaders of peace: a force for the future".
Humanity Diaspo is part of the recently created Women 7 Movement (W7), a coalition of civil society actors advocating for ambitious policies for gender equality and as well as for governments’ compliance with financial commitments to achieving gender equality, in line with the G7 summit and preparatory meetings.
The W7 advocates, inter alia, for greater participation of women in peace processes, given that women make up only 8% of peace negotiating teams, although it has been demonstrated that peace agreements have a 35% chance for lasting at least 15 years if women were involved.
To learn more about the W7, click here. More information on the World Peace Forum is available in the link below.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.