Fire in the Belly: Lessons from young women peacebuilders from Somalia, Libya and Northern Ireland on inspiring leaders for peaceful change
September 16, 2021 17:31
The Hume Foundation, in partnership with Ulster University INCORE, TJI & Centre for Youth Research and Dialogue, John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace, International Fund for Ireland (IFI), and Interpeace, present the 3rd Youth, Peace & Security Series’ ‘Fire in the Belly: Lessons from young women peacebuilders from Somalia, Libya and Northern Ireland on inspiring leaders for peaceful change’ on 3.30pm Friday 1 October 2021
• Monica McWilliams is Emeritus Professor of Women’s Studies at the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University and board member Hume Foundation.
• Hajer Sharief is a Libyan peace and human rights activist. She co-leads the work of the Together We Build It (TWBI) organization in Libya.
• Ilwad Elman is a young female leader at the forefront of the Somali peace process. She co-founded the Elman Peace Centre and is an Advocate for the Kofi Annan Foundation.
• Emma Johnston is a youth worker in NI, working with Youth Action Northern Ireland. She is a representative on Northern Ireland Women’s European Platform, the UK Joint Committee for women and the Irish NAP For Women Peace and Security.
These four women will share their unique experiences of peacebuilding. Specifically, we will focus on what works best when seeking to inspire young women to become leaders.
What works well and how can we inspire more young women to get active as leaders in society?