FBA at the Almedalen Week 2019

During this year’s Almedalen Week in Visby, Sweden, FBA organized a series of seminars with relevance to peace, security and development.

Two of the seminars were held in English.

Brexit Troubles – is Northern Ireland’s peace at risk?

Monday 1 July 14.00-14.45, Sverige i världen

 

The Northern Ireland conflict lasted for nearly 30 years, and left over 3,600 dead. The Good Friday Agreement ended the violence. Is it possible that Brexit could lead to renewed tensions in Northern Ireland, or even a future Irish reunification?

Moderator:
Katrine Marçal, author and writer

Participants:
Bronagh Hinds, co-founder of Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition and DemocraShe
Dr Matthew Whiting, University of Birmingham

Peace in Afghanistan – a declaration of war against Afghan women?

Wednesday 3 July 15.00-15.45, Sverige i världen

 

There is thriving hope for peace in Afghanistan. The US is talking to the Taliban about a withdrawal of troops from the country. So far the Afghan government has been left out of the talks. Now there is growing concern that the hard-won rights of Afghanistan’s women could be sacrificed in a deal.

Moderator:
Cecilia Hull Wiklund, project manager for FBA’s work in Afghanistan

Participants:
Heather Barr, acting co-director of the Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch
Mariam Safi, founder and director of the Afghan think-tank Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies

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After decades of war, Iraq needs to be rebuilt. Violent protests against the inability of the Iraqi state to provide its citizens with security and basic social services have rocked the country recently. FBA is now starting a programme for young peacebuilders in Iraq, in order to strengthen them in their non-violent efforts for a positive development.

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Insights from the Inside: Women’s Mediation Networks as a Tool for Influencing Peace Processes

Civil society-led networks of women have for decades worked hard to promote peace in conflict areas around the world, and lately, a new wave of women's mediation networks are being established that are led by states or regional organizations. All these networks share a collective aim: To promote women's inclusion and influence in mediated peace processes.

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