Queen’s University Women Graduates plan to mark International Women’s Day with a screening of a DVD entitled, ‘Peace Unveiled (Afghanistan)’, part of a comprehensive media initiative examining the roles of women in war and peace. The DVDs have been taken up by the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) and made available to Women Graduate Associations worldwide. Queen’s Women Graduates have invited the President of University Women of Europe (UWE), Edith Lommerse to introduce the screening. Edith saw recent service (2012-2013) in Afghanistan for the European Police Mission and is personally committed to the advancement of women. In her capacity as a member of a Dutch Association of University Women in Amsterdam she is a mentor for young members.
Increasingly conflicts are brought about less often by states with large armies than by insurgent groups and warlords. Women are regularly victims of rape, repression and lack of education, often confined to the home. Yet women are also emerging as necessary partners in brokering peace.The complete series of Women, War and Peace highlights the stories of women in conflict zones such as Liberia, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Colombia. Peace Unveiled follows three Afghan women, one of whom provides a case study in the fight for women’s rights against the background of hard line Taliban power.
The screening, to which you are cordially invited, will take place in the Auditorium of the McClay Library, Queen’s University, on Saturday 21st March 2015 at 10 30am.
Whilst there is no charge for the screening, morning coffee and scone will cost £3 and a Finger Buffet lunch £7.
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