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Past Event

Postponed: The Global Women Changemakers Summit: Reimagining Peace, Working Toward Justice

March 12, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Auditorium, The Forum

The Global Women Changemakers Summit has been postponed until further notice. We hope to bring this event to life at a later date, and we hope you will join us then. Visit the Women, Peace and Security program for more information. Thank you for your understanding.

This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion on transnational solidarity in the current global context followed by a question and answer session with the audience. As the opening event of the first Global Women Changemaker Summit, this program will reflect on politics, activism, gender justice; current challenges and opportunities for transnational solidarity, movement building, and social change.

The Summit will continue on Friday, March 13th with a full day of interactive workshops and panels, featuring grassroots women activists from across the globe. Friday's program is open to the public. To learn more and to register, click here.

Introduction and Welcome by:
Leymah Gbowee
, Executive Director, Women, Peace & Security Program, Columbia University; 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women

Moderated by: 
Abena Busia, Ghana Ambassador to Brazil; Associate Professor, Rutgers University

Program Participants:
Bisi Adeleye Fayemi, First Lady of Ekiti State, Nigeria; Co-Founder, African Women's Development Fund
Madeleine Rees, Secretary-General, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Monica Simpson, Executive Director, SisterSong

Cosponsored by:
Columbia University's Women, Peace and Security Program, The Earth Institute

The Earth Institute gratefully acknowledges the SHMJRLEY Fund, founding sponsor of the first Global Women Changemakers Summit.​​​​​