Panel Discussion and Film Presentation in New York City

Arab Women and the West: The Emerging New Global Sisterhood

08. June 2009 18:30
Austrian Cultural Forum New York City

Edit Schlaffer, founder and chair of Women without Borders and SAVE – Sisters Against Violent Extremism
Manal Omar
, program officer and Middle East Expert at the United States Institute o Peace (USIP)
Phyllis Rodriguez, member of September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows promotes dialogue and reconciliation through the “Forgiveness Project”

Phyllis and Manal  are both part of the SAVE – Sisters Against Violent Extremism Movement

A growing number of highly educated committed women across the Arab world are struggling for a more active role in the public and private sectors. The exclusion of women is a globally shared experience resulting in a pronounced imbalance in the public sphere. However, women are already building alliances as a new wave of alternative female diplomacy to develop strategies for stabilizing in an insecure world.

Film: “Journeys through Darkness” , a SAVE documentary by Zia Trench featuring three women: an ex-member of an Islamist organisation in the UK, a pioneer against violent extremism in Northern Ireland and a young woman affected by terrorism in Madrid.

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