Courage to Change the Narrative:
Women's Voices from Fragile States
and Why They Matter

Friday, May 2, 2014
This event focused on women in fragile states, with a conversation led by Ambassador Melanne Verveer of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Panelists discussed the challenges that women face in fragile states, and some areas where women are taking the lead in reconciliation; what happens to girls and women as the most vulnerable and often most neglected victims in conflict afflicted states; and why telling these stories is so important and how we can make sure others see and hear these stories.

This event was co-hosted by the UN Foundation, RefugePoint, International Women’s Media Foundation, and The Fund for Peace.

The event featured:

Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security


Krista Hendry
The Fund for Peace

Amy Slaughter & Yar Ayuel

Elaisha Stokes
IWMF Reporting Fellow




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