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How can peace be built? This is the final of three poDcasts from the Nobel Women's Initiative in Galway (2007). The NWI conference has been groundbreaking: from its set-up and strategies, to the extraordinary experiences and ideas of the women involved. Laureates and participants discuss what they brought to it, what they will take away, and what the future holds.

Siobhan O'Connell
1 June 2007
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Jane Gabriel talks to Nancee Oku Bright and Hibaaq Osman about how they build peace in partnership with those in the middle of war, and the practical and legal tools this takes. Siobhan O'Connell hears from Rana Husseini about exposing violence against women and what the NWI can do to stop censorship; and from Roja Bandari about what her involvement in Iranian civil society and in the NWI has meant to her. Isabel Hilton talks to founding laureate Jody Williams about why the experience of the NWI conference has been so different to many male-dominated forums, and how this will affect their future work. And we close with stories from the ground, told by the women who have spent the last three days making the conference such a stimulating and moving experience for all involved.

 

The music you can hear in this poDcast is "Celtic Impulse" by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 2.0"

 

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