SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Women Go Green for Peace


Date: 23 November 2019Time: 9:30 AM

Finishes: 23 November 2019Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Seminar

The UK section of the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) will be hosting its annual Autumn Seminar on Saturday, 23 November, at SOAS, University of London in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre from 10AM - 6PM. The theme of this year’s seminar will be Women Go Green for Peace, which addresses the pressing concerns of conflict on the environment and disproportionately on women’s lives. While many organisations focus on important environmental issues, WILPF UK identifies the critical intersections of pacifism, feminism, and environmental preservation. For this year’s seminar, we are honoured to have a phenomenal line up of speakers, including:

H.E. Dr. Adrienne Diop, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Gender Expert & Former Senegalese Ambassador

Kate Metcalf, Women’s Environmental Network

Dr. Keina Yoshida, Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr. Margo Okazawa-Rey, Mills College & Peace Women across the Globe and Women for Genuine Security

Gwyn Kirk, International Women's Network Against Militarism

Margrethe Tingstad, WILPF International

Roslyn Cook, WILPF UK

Dr. Susan Ringler, Green Cambridge & The Haiti Initiative (SUD)

& others!

Please bring £5 for donation for lunch!

Sponsors of this year’s seminar include the Centre for African Studies and the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London, WILPF International, The Women’s Environmental Network (WEN), and United Nations Association (UNA) LaSER.

UK WILPF’s Autumn Seminar will focus on the implications of conflict on the environment, highlighting the unique and disproportionate impact of environmental destruction on women’s lives. Environmental damage such as pollution of air, water and land, the unregulated plundering of natural resources including oil and plastics, and the negative impacts of mass population movements on the environment are common in times of war and, in some cases, can be irreversible. This environmental destruction chronically affects local populations--even after the conflict has ended.

Join us for an important discussion with experts and activists and learn what you can do to be part of the solution!

Please register here: