This keynote seeks to bring these women’s voices and experiences together from around the world, who, throughout their lives, actions, and professions, are dedicated to transforming and building cultures of peace and non-violence in their cities and territories, laying the groundwork for new social paradigms. Historical and structural violence against women, which in most countries has a longstanding dimension, is a persistent challenge to be eradicated within social systems that remain eminently patriarchal and authoritarian. In the face of these conditions, whole generations of women across the globe have led social, cultural, racial and political struggles that continue to inspire and open new horizons of change for women. The various forms of violence against women, from the symbolic to the most extreme violence, are currently being confronted by feminist movements and new struggles and associations, which continue to state the priority of addressing this situation from all spheres.
● Keynote 5 will last 90 minutes.
● This will be broadcasted on Youtube and Facebook, and will be recorded and uploaded to the website, along with a report and video summary.
● The session will have two interaction channels: a chat to ask questions and an online query.
● A moderator will introduce the panel and give the floor to the speakers.
● Speakers will have up to 5 minutes to make their interventions.
● Halfway through the session, an online query will be made for interaction with keynote attendees.
● If time constraints allow, at the end of the session some questions will be gathered from the attendees using the chat.
CHAIR: Dra. Cristina Herrera
- Ouided Bouchamaoui, 2015 Nobel Peace Prize – Quartet for the Tunisian National Dialogue / Director of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Commerce and Crafts (UTICA)
- Eugenia Piza Lopez, UNDP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
- Karina Batthyany Dighiero, Researcher at the University of the Republic (Uruguay) and Executive Secretary of CLACSO
- Joy Ada Onyesoh, President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
- Natalia Calero, UN Women Mexico
- Julia Monárrez, PhD. Colegio Frontera Norte México
- Patricia Aldana, Representative Mexico, Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture
- Ingrid Gómez Saracíbar, Secretary for Women of Ciudad de México
- Diana Osorio, Social Manager, Medellin’s City hall.