MEDIA RELEASE: Empowered women peacebuilders share stories of courage and change, November 26

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KAIROS online event gathers frontline global partners and government officials on the crucial role of women peacebuilding

(Toronto, Ontario) – Global women peacebuilders will share their stories of courage and change for inclusive, equitable and just peace on Thursday, November 26, at 10:00 a.m. – noon EST during an online public event by KAIROS’ Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Securityprogram. The event will include reflections from KAIROS members, Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian government. 

What: Stories of Courage, Stories of Change: KAIROS Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security South-South Gathering virtual public event  

Why: This public event commemorates the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and coincides with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence annual international campaign November 25 – December 10. 

Who: Program participants and beneficiaries of KAIROS Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security partners: Organización Femenina Popular (Colombia), Héritiers de la Justice (Democratic Republic of Congo), South Sudan Council of Churches – National Women’s Programme and Wi’am: Palestinian Conflict Transformation Centre (West Bank) 

Representatives of Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian government 

Member of KAIROS partnership and rights circle and network 

Interviews with Jane Thirikwa, KAIROS’ Global Partnerships Coordinator can be arranged through phone or Zoom. 

When: Thursday, November 26, 10:00 a.m. – noon EST 

Where: Through Zoom. Register here. 

This event is part of KAIROS’ Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security second South-South Gathering, which runs November 24 to 27. Partners will gather virtually to share and reflect on their work with grassroots women peacebuilders, exchange experiences and strategies on how they are responding to the pandemic and strengthen collective advocacy and solidarity. 

About KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives 

KAIROS is a social justice organization that includes ten Canadian churches and religious organizations. We are Indigenous, settlers and newcomers in Canada working with people of faith or conscience all over the world for ecological justice and human rights. We deliberate on issues of common concern, advocate for social change and join with people of faith and goodwill in action for social transformation. Learn more:

Media Contacts: 
Cheryl McNamara, Media Coordinator, KAIROS Canada 
416-875-0097 (mobile), 

Filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Media Releases


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