Breaking the Silence: Monologues on Gender, Voice, and Violence

Event Date: 
Friday, February 20, 2015
Event Time: 
1:00 p.m.
Location: 
United Nations, New York

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will co-sponsor a Women, Peace and Security event, "Breaking the Silence: Monologues on Gender, Voice, and Violence," on Friday, February 20, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the United Nations in New York, GA Building, Conference Room 5. Participants will include Maria Butler, PeaceWomen Program Director, and actors Katrina Syran, Adam James, Fraser James, Charlotte Longfield, Amelia Donkor, and Gemma Aston. The session will be moderated by Stefan Barriga, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations. To attend the session, RSVP to the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the UN by February 17 Note: special event passes are required for non-UN badge holders; please indicate in RSVP.

This event will feature a series of innovative monologues created by Suzan Craig with Human Rights Watch and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), aimed at humanizing the discourse and bringing a personal perspective to issues of violence and women's voices across the conflict spectrum. The monologues address issues faced by millions of women in the world today including abduction, sexual slavery, and forced domestic work. Together they provide an innovative tool to highlight the importance of women's participation, protection and rights in conflict settings and the need to move from words to action in order to move forward the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. A moderated discussion will follow performance of the monologues.

The event is part of a series of lectures and panels on the UN's Women, Peace, and Security Agenda, organized by LISD's Project on Women in the Global Community, the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, and the PeaceWomen Project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.