Archive for July, 2010

Women and peacemaking in Africa

July 4, 2010

Finland-Somalia Association, Somali Forum for Progress Finland and Ministry of the Interior’s AFRO-project were hosting a seminar in Helsinki on June 15, 2010.  We had the pleasure of having Prof. Aili Tripp from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to give a talk on women and peacemaking in Africa. Her enthusiastic and encouraging contribution was commented and complemented by presentations of Maria Mekri, Mulki Mölsä and Pia Stjernvall. Engaging and empowering the women to claim their rights within and through the peace and reconciliatory processes in many post-conflict situations have transformed both the political discourse and the legislative representation in many African countries.