2nd Women's Ambassador Forum to take place in Monaghan in May
The theme for the day will be “Women – Champions of Peace Building – The Past and The Future” to mark the signing of the Good Friday / Belfast Agreement just over 21 years ago.
This invitation only event will be opened by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. In the morning the first panel of speakers – Jane Morrice, Liz O’Donnell and Bronagh Hinds – will talk about their roles in the peace negotiations and about the roles of women in peace building in general.
The afternoon will focus on the future and participants from The Next Chapter will talk about why they got involved in the project and why they believe there is a continued need for peace building and promoting good relations between people of all backgrounds. The emphasis of the afternoon will be on women’s roles in this and the associated need for gender equality in community, public and political life in line with the EU PEACE IV programme which funds The Next Chapter.
The Next Chapter is a women’s empowerment project that aims to promote peace, reconciliation and good relation by enhancing the participation of women in community, public and political life. This project is led by Politics Plus, working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Community and Voluntary Association (NICVA) and Irish Rural Link. Funding is provided by the EU’s Peace IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. Match-funding for the project has also been provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland and the Executive Office in Northern Ireland.
For more information on The Next Chapter project visit www.thenextchapter.eu