K-School Organizes Conference for Women

   •    January 17, 2008

This article was originally published by The Harvard Crimson.

Thirty women from war-torn countries discussed the role of women in peace building Wednesday as a part of a four-day program aimed at bringing women leaders together to shape public policy.

“We share a common goal, which is that security isn’t about tanks and soldiers, it’s about the ability to go to school, to get help, to get food,” said Wazhma Frogh, a gender and development specialist in Afghanistan.

The panel, titled “Engendering Peace: Security Through an Inclusive Lens,” featured four women from Afghanistan, Israel, Colombia, and Palestine at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Wednesday night. Other participants included reporters, human rights lawyers, and grassroots organizers.

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