Women are struggling every day for peace and security in their communities, whether as parliamentarians seeking to preserve the constitutional rights of marginalized groups or as filmmakers prompting change through challenging community discourse. To amplify these voices, the U.S. Institute of Peace, with the U.S. Department of State, will host an event featuring three of the 2018 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage awardees. Participants will hear firsthand the paths these women of courage have taken to lead for positive change.
This event will feature three women working across varied sectors – including politics, rule of law and the media – to advance social justice for all. In order to achieve positive, nonviolent change, entire communities must be engaged – and women and girls are critical to this process.
Kathleen Kuehnast, Moderator
Director, Gender Policy and Strategy, USIP
Founder, Roya Film House and Founder, Afghanistan International Women’s Film Festival
Co-Founder, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights
Deputy (Member of Parliament), Mauritanian National Assembly