The Imagine Forum: Women for Peace

Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre’s annual Peace Conference, The Imagine Forum, will be held on October 10, 2019. The main theme this year is Women for Peace.

Peace needs women’s meaningful participation, and for that to happen, women must get a seat at the table. Furthermore, sustaining peace is not only about protecting women’s rights during times of war, but also protecting their rights in times of peace.

Shedding a light on this highly important role of women and the valuable contribution of entrepreneurs and activists in striving for sustainable peace will be one of the main objectives of the dialogue taking place in this years annual Peace Conference in Reykjavík on 10/10 2019.

The conference marks the beginning of Snjallræði Startup Social, which provides individuals, NGOs and companies that want to make a positive change to society with a platform to develop their ideas and find ways to make them sustainable. The winning teams of Startup Social 2019 will be introduced at the conference.

Amongst other speakers are: Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Fawzia Koofi, Afghan politician and women’s rights activist, Mariam Safi, Founding Director of the Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS), Bronagh Hinds, Co-founder of the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition and Founder of the DemocraShe and T Ortiz,Human Rights Activist, Anti-Trafficking & Exploitation Coordinator at Baltimore Child Abuse Center and Founder of TalkWithT.com.

Further details on the program to be introduced later