Militarisation in the Pacific: Women, Peace and Security.

A regional meeting convened by WILPF Aotearoa. The meeting will comprise two days of information sharing through panels, workshops and presentations, and one day of work on WILPF activity in the region.

Women from around the Pacific will be coming to the meeting to share information about issues, such as foreign military bases, being under military occupation, the links between globalization and militarization. It will be a great opportunity to meet our sisters from around the region and learn firsthand about issues of peace and security in the Pacific.

The programme:

Friday 25 April: 12 noon - a welcome followed by lunch. 2.00pm - an informal information sharing session for WILPF women to speak about the situation in their country. In the evening there will be a public screening of the documentary, Noho Hewa by film maker Anne Keala Kelly. The film is about the effects of militarization and historical and ongoing colonization on Kanaka Maoli, the indigenous people of Hawaii.

Saturday 26 April 9.00am – 5.00pm. There will be a mixture of workshops, plenary presentations and panel discussions.

Sunday 27 April will focus on WILPF business, in particular, the 100th birthday in 2015 and the possibility of the Asia-Pacific WILPF sections working together as a regional grouping within International WILPF.

For further detail go to www.wilpf.org.nz (The site is being regularly updated).
Registration now open via wilpfaotearoa

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