Meet 10 women working worldwide to counter and prevent conflict. Introduced by Jude Kelly.

By WOW - Women of the World Foundation

Jude Kelly at WOW London 2020 (2020-03-06) by Ellie KurttzWOW - Women of the World Foundation


Jude Kelly introduces the theme of Conflict

"Women are dealing with family violence, community rows and conflicts that erupt into communities that are then segregated and driven apart. 

They are dealing with holding together the fabric of community in situations of warfare and terrorism. We have to appreciate how women find language and authority to support people in conflict situations."

Conflict: Fatima Manji (2020) by Paula Abu "Narcography"WOW - Women of the World Foundation

Fatima Manji - Broadcaster & Journalist - London

"If there are ‘unheard’ voices, it is our duty to seek them out, and WOW has helped provide some of these voices with an international platform."

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Conflict: Xianzi (2020) by Liao LuluWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Xianzi - #MeToo Litigant & Activist - Beijing

"The scars of the past are difficult to smooth and equality is still far in the future, but the emotional strengths that have gathered along the way will take the tide in new directions. I am fortunate to work with other women to defend our power to speak"

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Conflict: Antisar (2020) by Layla, a Storytelling Sister trained by Lotus FlowerWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Antisar - Educator - Kurdistan

"At The Lotus Flower, we try to empower women by providing opportunities to learn new skills, earn an income, and support themselves and their families. However, empowerment sometimes comes with a new set of conflict, mainly, with male members of the families unhappy with the new roles or attitudes of the women.”

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Conflict: Amina Salihu (2020)WOW - Women of the World Foundation

Amina Salihu - Senior Program Officer MacArthur Foundation

"Look at the conflict and how people are being displaced. Families have been decimated and women are everything rolled into one and you must address their needs. Women are drivers of growth, whether in the family or in the community.”

Learn more about Amina

Conflict: Muna Imad Jaber (2020) by Mana SalsaliWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Muna Imad Jaber - Activist - Brisbane

"Conflict is a reprehensible result that continues to arise in many parts of the world and within many homes. Therefore, the one and only focus should be on the creation of a suitable and just solution, a solution that suits all parties heading towards Justice and peace.”

Learn more about Muna

Conflict: Eliana Sousa Silva (2020) by Aline FonsecaWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Eliana Sousa Silva - Social Activist - Rio de Janeiro

"In the spaces where I work as an activist, educator and researcher, I seek to overcome conflicts and injustices by dialoguing and bringing to the table people of different positions, backgrounds and values."

Learn more about Eliana

Conflict: Krishna Kumari Kolhi (2020) by Khaula JamilWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Krishna Kumari Kolhi - Senator - Karachi

"It was my father’s dream to see me succeed beyond our means as poverty stricken bonded laborers. I turned his wish into my goal and never took my eyes off it till one day I found myself sitting in the Pakistani Parliament." 

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Conflict: Louise Senft (2020) by Khamaree "Kham" OwensWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Louise Senft - Mediator - Baltimore

“Conflict around social justice occurs because people don’t take time to hear what those on the opposite side are saying – we have to recognise that each of us is molded and influenced by our personal experiences."

Learn more about Louise

Conflict: Rümeysa Çamdereli (2020) by Elif KahveciWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Rümeysa Çamdereli - Musician - Istanbul

"I think that a process, in which the voices of different subjectivities like ours are heard more and in which these subjectivities become more visible within feminism so that it grows, awaits us. Or so I hope.“

Learn more about Rümeysa

Conflict: Gita Rasaili (2020) by Buna DhuganaWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Gita Rasaili - Activist & Campaigner - Kathmandu

“My past, which I share so many others, never passes. The only way to the future is through the past.”

Learn more about Gita

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