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What does Women’s Equality have to do with Peace and International Security in the Middle East and Northern Africa?

May 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Preparing for Peace: International Security Rests on Advancing Women’s Equality:

A presentation by Dr. Paula Rayman on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 PM in the Watertown Savings Bank Room at the Watertown Free Public Library (123 Main Street, #71 Bus from Harvard Square).

During this time of dangerous political discourse and rising economic insecurity it is essential that we mobilize efforts to advance women’s equality as a foundation for future security for humankind. Prof. Rayman will focus on recent interviews with women and men from the Middle East and North Africa conflicted region to share their voices and hopes on what we all need to create a sea-change towards a peaceful and sustainable world.

Paula Rayman, PhD: Professor of Sociology at UMass Lowell and Director of the Middle East Center for Peace, Development and Culture. She is the Founding Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program and currently Gender Consultant for the United States Institute of Peace . A Fulbright scholar, her research action projects have focused on the relationship of gender equality and global security and implementation of human rights.

Sponsored by:  Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment


May 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & Environment


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