Picture this: It’s 2008 in Belfast. The Good Friday agreement was signed ten years ago, but—despite the months of thoughtful negotiation behind it—peace is falling apart. Catholics and Protestants still live in segregated neighborhoods. Young people go to school surrounded by students and teachers from the same backgrounds. Armed factions on both sides have refused […]
During the Northern Ireland peace process, Monica McWilliams Williams co-founded the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition and was elected as a delegate to the Multi-Party Peace Negotiations. In this video, she reflects on how women transformed the peace talks by reaching out to marginalized groups and raising issues critical for long-term reconciliation.
Baroness May Blood, interviewed in Cambridge, Massachusetts by the Institute for Inclusive Security, discusses the differences in approaches to leadership between men and women. She advocates for more women to join politics and mentor others.
Monica McWilliams of Northern Ireland describes her experiences as a negotiator for peace. As a member of the Women Waging Peace Network, Ms. McWilliams has been able to share her experiences and expertise with women leaders across the globe.