Women of Faith Peacebuilders Webinar

February 14, 2023

Women’s inclusion has proven vital to durable peace, human security, and development worldwide, from national peace processes to community-level peacemaking. As proven over the years through the progressive implementation of the UN Security Resolution 1325 – Women, Peace, and Security – women have and continue to remain at the forefront of dedicated peace efforts and impact.

This virtual roundtable is designed to provide an opportunity to learn about religious women actively engaged in mediation, negotiation, and community peacemaking on the frontlines. We are dedicating this seminar to all the amazing women in Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, Myanmar and Afghanistan working toward peace, crisis response, human security and development.

You will hear from policymakers, scholars, experts, and practitioners from across the peacemaking field, spanning the world from Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Ethiopia, Uganda, Nigeria, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, the United States, and Colombia. Each speaker will be asked to share their lived experiences as Women of Faith Peacemakers and lessons learned leading to peace innovation and impact.



Martine Miller, ICRD Vice President

Opening Remarks

9:00 – 9:05 AM

Zahra Langhi, Libya

9:05 – 9:30 AM

Khin Khin, Myanmar

9:30 – 9:55 AM

Despina Namwembe, Uganda

9:55 – 10:20 AM

Dishani Jayaweera, Sri Lanka

10:20 – 10:45 AM

Rubina Feroze Bhatti, Pakistan

10:45 – 11:10 AM

Wai Wai, Myanmar

11:10 – 11:35 AM

Nika Saeedi, Middle East &Central Asia

11:35 AM – 12:00 PM

Sister Agatha O Chikelue, Nigeria

12:00 – 12:25 PM

Debbie Watters, Northern Ireland

12:25 – 12:50 PM

Ghadir Hani, Israel / Palestine

1:30 – 1:55 PM

Rabbanit Surale Rosen, Israel / Palestine

1:55 – 2:20 PM

Sakina Naser, Afghanistan

2:20 – 2:45 PM

S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, Turkey

2:45 – 3:10 PM

Iván Ormachea, Peru

3:10 – 3:35 PM

Mariam Jalabi, Syria

3:35 – 4:00 PM

Rasha Jarhum, Yemen

4:00 – 4:25 PM

Shrin Taber, Iran, Middle East and North Africa

4:25 – 4:50 PM