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Leadership Challenges of the 21st Century:
The Prevention of Violence against Women and Femicide

Conference at the United Nations‘ Office, Room M3  in Vienna celebrating
March 28th, 2013, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Panel 1: Women Standing up to Violence: Finding Hope through Concerted Action

Panellists with diverse backgrounds and expertise presented insights and success stories about women who have survived and prevailed over violence and its effects, including rape and HIV- AIDS.  Impunity and the legal response to Femicide was examined. These panellists represent work in Africa, Asia and Europe and included best practices for facing, overcoming and preventing domestic violence as well as successful work to rescue and support girls and women who are victims of sex trafficking. Perspectives from education, legal measures, psychology, grass roots service and advocacy were presented.

During the break,  part of the film “It’s a girl” was shown.


 Dignity presentation 2011

Empowering Women  for Peace Building


Education for a Culture of Peace: Investing in Partnerships and Transforming our Society 27-29 Mai 2011
UNESCO Cultural Heritage  El Escoral, Madrid Spain
hosts 2011 Dignity Conference
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Empowering women to form alliances
to create a culture of peace
Fulfilling MDG # 3
Promoting gender equality and empowerment of women
WFWP Europe Conference
Dresden, May 21st to May 23rd


Concluding the UNESCO Decade of the Culture of Peace: New Alliances to fulfill  MDG3


WFWPEurope Conference      Paris, June 5th -7th 2009


WFWP Europe ,“Movement de la Paix”, Mayina, ONG-GIPF, Ministry of Health retired expert, Padua, White Ribbon Campaign, Girls@work, Pre-Natal Education for World Peace, Parents Workshop, together with a professional moderator from Austria, met to Build New Alliances in CISP in Paris from the 5th-7thJune 2009.

This  65th commemoration of D Day, the Normandy Landing, 6th June 1944,  65 women and men from: Albania, Austria, Australia, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Somalia, Sudan, UK, USA, came together to create a Proposal for the Culture of Peace by building New Alliances.

Dignity and Development: Building on the Accomplishments of the Culture of Peace




16 Tage gegen Gewalt 
(16 Days Campaign against violence )                    

16 Tage gegen Gewalt" beginnen am 25. November 2008, dem Internationalen Tag gegen Gewalt an Frauen und enden am 10.Dezember 2008, dem Internationalen Tag der Menschenrechte. Programm österreichweit siehe: www.aoef.at     

Filmabend und Diskussion in Salzburg „Kurz davor ist es passiert“ (.pdf)


Photo: Amour Fou/Lukas Beck

Dienstag, 2.12.2008,  19.00 Uhr Mozartkino      
(Saal Römerkino), Kaigasse 33, 5020 Salzburg





Empowering Women for Peace Building : Commemorating the Decade for Peace and Non Violence for the Children of the World


WFWPI Conference on
“Promoting Human Dignity to prevent trafficking and addiction:

60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”

27th – 29th June 2008

“I call on men around the world to lead by example: to make clear that violence against women is an act perpetrated by a coward, and that speaking up against it is a badge of honor.I call on Member States around the world: The responsibility, above all, lies with you. I call on all of you to pledge with me: United We Shall Succeed”

Statement by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, launching “Global campaign to end violence against women”, February 25, 2008

With a combined objective to commemorate the 60 year celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the meeting of the agreed upon Millennium Development Goal (MDG) No. 3, “Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women”, WFWPI organized an international conference held at the UN in Vienna and at a conference center outside of the city in Seebenstein, Austria. 




German French



The United Nations declared the Decade of the Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the children of the world. This is a world not dominated by fear and based on a new form of life where every man and woman can live in dignity

We can contribute to this new form of life.

In a declaration from UNESCO on the contribution of women to a Culture of Peace it is said:

“Only as women and men together in equality and partnership can we overcome the difficulties, silence and desperation and secure the understanding, political will, creative thinking and concrete activities which are necessary for global transition from a culture of violence to a Culture of Peace.”


"We need to break through the wall of silence that surrounds violence against women. And we must turn legal norms into reality in women’s lives." 

— United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Campaign Launch

Launched on 26 November 2007 to align with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the ensuing global 16 Days of Activism.

Facts and figures on violence against women

Violence campaign, http://www.saynotoviolence.org/







UNESCO ,Education News






WFWPI co-sponsors UNESCO conference

International Conference «  Quelles Perspectives pour une Paix Durable »

April 21, 2006, UNESCO Paris


Toward sustainable Peace with Women: Peace-building, Reconstruction, and Gender Justice Valentine M. Moghadam, Ph.D.


Dignity and Development:Building on the Accomplishments of the Culture of Peace”
Carolyn Handschin