Next Event
21-24 JUNE 2017
Seefeld in Tirol/Austria
Guest
RIGOBERTA MENCHÚ TUM
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1992

About WOMEN FOR PEACE


Stop the war against women worldwide!
Fight against any form of violence against women!
Create shelters for women and children in conflict zones and refugee camps!
Open safe routes to Europe for refugee women and children!
Give women the tools for leading a self-determined life!
Develop solutions and communicate success stories!
Manifest for peace and carry these demands into the world!

Women bear the brunt of war,
while keeping families and
communities together.

Jody Williams
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Main focus


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NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATES

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GRASSROOTS WOMEN AS AGENTS OF CHANGE

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FIGHTING SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

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HUMAN RIGHTS

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REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

About Art of Reconciliation


Since 2011, Art of Reconciliation has organized international artistic, cultural and educational projects on the topics of reconciliation, peace work, cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. We want to raise awareness for global challenges and ask questions about the implementation of human rights and sustainable justice. We want to encourage society to take responsibility, to appreciate social justice and human rights, and change our live together for the better. We develop and organize innovative event formats with Nobel Peace Prize laureates as top-level speakers, examining the topics from different angles (economy, politics, law, religion, culture).

Through our events, we reach representatives of the fields of politics, economy, academia and culture, as well as the wide public. We have a particularly strong commitment to actively include the next generation in all aspects of our work. Beside the events, we take our social responsibility one step further: together with the foundations of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates we develop and implement regional projects in their respective home countries.

Upcoming Event

WOMEN FOR PEACE

June 21-24, 2017
Seefeld in Tirol/Austria


21.6. Opening
22.6. Women change the world: Women, economy & sustainability
23.6. Women for peace: Women, education & human rights
24.6. Women refugees: Women, flight & integration

With Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum.

Programme subject to change

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Next Steps WOMEN FOR PEACE

Plans for the future


A few months ago one could easily say that Sustainable evelopment Goals 5 (gender equality) and 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) are rather directed towards developing countries, and have no relevance for Austria’s sustainable development, since the country meets the basic requirements of a peaceful and inclusive society, e.g. rule of law and democracy. However, the last weeks and months have shown that violent conflicts in developing countries do have a visible effect on Austria. Violence, discrimination, exclusion and intolerance are not only occuring in developing countries.

Europe is facing not only a flow of refugees, but also increasing right-wing extremism. Society’s ignoreance to global challenges like peace, human rights and gender equality harbours considerable potential for conflict and jeopardises sustainable development and peacekeeping in Austria and Europe.

We will keep raising awareness about sexual and gender based violence, by organising further events in 2017 and beyond. In addition, we are developing projects and programmes with the foundations o the Nobel Peace Prize laureates as well as the representatives of woman organisations (MENA region) whom we met during the WOMEN FOR PEACE 2016 conference.

From our blog

Meet the women for peace


It´s time for women to stop being politely angry.

Leymah Gbowee
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Faq


Art of Reconciliation (AoR) organizes international artistic and cultural events and projects with Nobel Peace Prize laureates and other distinguished guests. Taking the commitment to reconciliation one step further, AoR also develops and implements projects with the foundations of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates, in their respective home countries.

WOMEN FOR PEACE started as an international conference in June 2016, organized by Art of Reconciliation together with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and External Affairs and the Office of the UN Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict. Inspired by the extraordinary atmosphere during the conference and motivated by the contributions of both panellists and audience, WOMEN FOR PEACE will keep shining a light on exceptional personalities and their efforts in the fight for women’s rights.

Our events and projects focus mainly around the topic of sexual and gender based violence, human & women rights and the role of grassroot women in regional development. We also want to show how peace and reconciliation processes can work, by presenting best practice examples and inviting strong, commited women, such aus our Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

Yes, you can follow us on Facebook and find all of our videos on YouTube.

Send us an email at office[at]art-of-reconciliation.com

CONFERENCE 2016


PRESS REVIEW

Here you can see an excerpt of the media coverage of the 2016 WOMEN FOR PEACE conference

 

Choose one entry from the categories below.


Newspaper
Kleine ZeitungÖsterreichWiener ZeitungDer Standard
City of Graz
Graz OnlineINFOSCREEN
Styria
AußenministeriumLandtag
Others
INSEL - Mädchen & FrauenzentrumKenne deine RechteSoundportal

EXTRACT GUEST LIST

Here you can find some of the amazing people who joined the 2016 WOMEN FOR PEACE conference


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Abdulghafour
Chahnaz
Human Rights Activist, Syria
Akel
Khawla
GBV National Programme Specialist, UNFPA Syria
Al Hallak
Sabah
Syrian Women's League
Al Kasem
Ibrahim
Lawyer, Syria
AlAbdeh
Maria
Executive Director, Women Now Syria
Alexander Rehoboth
Margaret
Women, Peace and Security Institute
Alshehhi
Badreyya
Embassy of UAE in Vienna
Anderson
Letitia
Office of the UN Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict
Appel
Anja
Generalsekretärin Katholische Frauenbewegung Österreichs
Atlas
Cassandra
MADRE
Baghajati
Carla Amina
Islamic Religious Community, Austria
Bauer
Marianne
Office of the UN Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict
Bechmann
Ulrike
Institute for World Religions, University Graz
Benedek
Wolfgang
Institute of International Law and International Relations, University Graz
Bergmann
Theresa
INCAF / OECD
Bimmler
Michael
Justice Rapid Response
Brezovich
Elisabeth
CARE Austria
Bücher
Beatrix
CARE (Women Work War Syria)
Corradini
Julia
Violence Protection Centre Styria
Dengo
Ana Teresa
UN University for Peace
Domle
Khider
Expert in Media, Peace-building and Minorities, Iraq
Doujak
Gerhard
Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria
Doyle
Desmond
Founder, Art of Reconciliation
Eisenbeutel
Monika
Buddhist Religious Association, Austria
Engel
Karen
Jewish Religious Association, Austria
Feldenczer
Sophie
Violence Protection Centre Styria
Fellner
Helene
University Graz
Ferrand
Simon
Head of Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (UK)
Field
Bekki
UK Delegation to the OSCE
Frank-Schlamberger
Ulrike
Protestant Church Graz, Austria
Gbowee
Leymah
Nobel Women's Initiative
Grasl
Alfred
Federal Ministry of the Interior, Austria
Gschweitl
Verena
Institute of International Law and International Relations, University Graz
Hammel
Jonas
University Graz
Hassan
Sherif Ali
Embassy of UAE in Vienna
Heissel
Jürgen
Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria
Herzog
Georg
University Graz
Heschl
Lisa-Marie
Institute of International Law and International Relations, University Graz
Hornig
Edith
Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka, Graz
Karmasin
Sophie
Federal Minister for Family and Youth, Austria
Kasper
Barbara
Director, Peace Office Graz
Khom
Manuela
Second President, Regional Parliament Styria, Austria
Kiderlen
Annie
Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution - ASPR
Kloss
Nada
Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria
Kraker-Kölbl
Christina
Head, Divan Counselling centre for migrant women, Caritas Austria
Latif
Khanum R.
Director, NGO ASUDA Iraq
Launsky-Tieffenthal
Peter
Director General for Development, Austria
Lenardic
Nina
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia
Lesur
Marion
Women against Violence Europe (WAVE)
Lunacek
Ulrike
Vicepresident, European Parliament
Marinaki
Mara
EU Principal Adviser Gender Issues and 1325
Menchú Tum
Rigoberta
Nobel Women's Initiative
Metzger
Stefanie
Austrian Integration Fund
Missethon
Josef
Institute for Talent Development, Austria
Mujanayi
Melissa
Federal Ministry for Defence and Sports, Austria
Muturi
Brenda
Pan Africa Gender Justice Lead, Oxfam
Oberleitner
Gerd
UNESCO Chair for Human Rights and Security, University Graz
Pieber
Lena
UN Women, Austria
Pink
Marian
Amnesty International, Austria
Plassnik
Ursula
Ambassador of Austria in France
Rajakovics
Thomas
Office of the Mayor, Graz
Rudolph
Frederik
University Graz
Schmiedl
Barbara
ETC Graz
Schnabl
Lucia
Department for Women and Equality, City of Graz
Seewald
Magda
Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC)
Stummer
Christina
Austrian Development Agency
Sucharipa
Lilly
UN Women, Austria
Tassi Bela
Viviane
CARE Austria
Teege
Jennifer
Author, Germany
Tiderman
Charlotta
Embassy of Sweden
Vollath
Bettina
President, Regional Parliament Styria, Austria
Vurcer Straže
Katja
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia
Wagner
Victoria
Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria
Weiss
David
ETC Graz
Weiss-Gänger
Anita
Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria
Werther-Pietsch
Ursula
Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria
Wilfan
Gilbert
University Graz
Williams
Jody
Nobel Women's Initiative
Wochner
Romana
Studienassistentin, Abt. für Rechtsvergleichung, Universität Wien
Wurzer
Janine
CARE Austria
Zainalabdeen
Ali Akram
Chief, Turkmen Rescue Foundation Iraq
Zöchbauer
Tseten
Tibetan Community, Austria

Download Files


DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAMME SCHEDULE OF THE 2016 CONFERENCE HERE

DOWNLOAD AN EXCERPT OF THE LIST OF ATTENDEES HERE

Contact us


Graz, Austria Congress Graz
+43 676 000 00 00