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Women's empowerment

UPF supports UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for increasing involvement of women in preventing and resolving conflicts, peace negotiations, peacebuilding, and post-conflict reconstruction. Furthermore, the majority of the poor people of the world are women and children, and global poverty cannot be solved without the empowerment of women and the leadership of women. Scroll down for reports.
  • Why are women important to leadership and decision-making?

    Carolyn Handschin, President WFWP Europe

    Mrs. Carolyn Handschin, who started by citing the courage of the Mirabal sisters, four Dominican political dissidents who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. On November 25, 1960, three of the sisters were assassinated. In 1999, the sisters received recognition by the United Nations General Assembly, who designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in their honour.

  • Restoring spirituality through the feminine approach of the world

    Mrs. Sabine LE BLANC, philosopher, professor of general culture

    Address by Mrs. Sabine LE BLANC, philosopher, professor of general culture and author of "Relations hommes-femmes mode d’emploi", at the conference on "A New Vision for Peace and Human Development", Paris, France - April 12-13, 2012.

  • Beyond gender equity: Strategies for cooperation towards a Culture of Peace

    Mrs. Carolyn Handschin, Vice President, Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI)

    Presentation by Mrs. Carolyn Handschin, Vice President, Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI), at the conference on "A New Vision for Peace and Human Development", Paris, France - April 12-13, 2012.

  • Multiculturalism- A Contribution to Peace?

    Ms. Nicole HeydariIntervention by Ms. Nicole Heydari
    Conference on the topic « Multiculturalism: A contribution to Peace ? »
    United Nations Office Geneva • Room XIX (19), Geneva, 23 September, 2011

  • Migrant women: an important but still untapped asset for social cohesion, both in destination and origin societies

    Blandine MollardIntervention by Ms. Blandine Mollard
    Conference on the topic « Multiculturalism: A contribution to Peace ? »
    United Nations Office Geneva • Room XIX (19), Geneva,September, 2011

  • Best practices for women and development

    Mrs. Carolyn Handschin, Vice President, Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI)

    Intervention by Mrs. Carolyn Handschin, Vice President, Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI)
    Conference on the topic « Multiculturalism: A contribution to Peace ? »
    United Nations Office Geneva • Room XIX (19), Geneva,September, 2011.

  • Women’s role for peace in the 21st Century

    S. Exc. Madame Tadelech HAILE-MIKAEL Ambassadeur extraordinaire et plénipotentiaire de l'Éthiopie en France, Délégué permanent auprès de l'Unesco
    I would like to welcome Reverend Kwak, H.E. Dr. Boutros Boutros-Gali, Professor Jacques Barrat, Dr. Walsh and all the family of the Universal Peace Federation. Though this is not the first time that this Federation is having gatherings here at UNESCO, this is my first time to welcome them and to address the family of the Peace Federation.

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