Building Cultures of Peace, Justice and Healing for the Earth and All Living Beings: Women’s Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability

27 June 2019, 10:30 AM

As women’s lives and well-being continue to be disproportionately impacted by ongoing violence, injustice and oppression, and as the Earth and her inhabitants suffer from the impacts of environmental degradation, interfaith peacebuilders are engaging these critical issues on a global and local scale.

This session will explore these issues through on-the-ground examples and invite participants into dialogue around strategies for women’s empowerment and environmental sustainability.


Justice for the Earth is justice for women.

- Sadhvi Bhagawat Saraswati


Moderator:

Kiran Bali Kiran Bali, MBE JP

 Chair of the URI Global Council of Trustees

Video Case Presentation

Introduced by

Amira Diamond Amira Diamond 

 Co-Founder of the Women’s Earth Alliance

 Co-Founder the Ripple Academy 

 

Melinda Kramer Melinda Kramer

 Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Earth Alliance

 Co-Founder of the Ripple Academy

Panelists: 

Despina Namwembe Despina Namwembe

 URI-Africa Great Lakes Regional Coordinator

 

 

Sofia Painiqueo Sofia Painiqueo

 Mapuche Indigenous Leader and URI Trustee

 Founder of the Aflailai Foundation, a URI Cooperation Circle

 

Swamini Adityananda Saraswati Swamini Adityananda Saraswati

 Director of Programs, Policy and Development of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), a URI Cooperation Circle

 URI Trustee

 

Monica Willard

 Monica Willard

 URI Representative to the United Nations in New York

 

 


 

Session 4 panelists

Session 4 panelists

Session 4 - Despina Namwembe

Session 4 - Despina Namwembe

Session 4 - Amira Diamond, Melinda Gramer and Monica Willard

Session 4 - Amira Diamond, Melinda Gramer and Monica Willard

Session 4 - Sofia Painiqueo and Maria Crespo

Session 4 - Sofia Painiqueo and Maria Crespo

Session 4 - Swamini Adityananda Saraswati

Session 4 - Swamini Adityananda Saraswati

Written By

Co-Founder of the Women’s Earth Alliance, Co-Founder of the Ripple Academy
Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Earth Alliance, Co-Founder of the Ripple Academy
Mapuche Indigenous Leader; Founder of the Aflailai Foundation, a URI Cooperation Circle; and URI Trustee for Latin America and the Caribbean
Director of Programs, Policy and Development of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), a URI Cooperation Circle; URI At-Large Trustee