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"Women's Leadership Through Peace, Security, and Education" conference

The "Women's Leadership Through Peace, Security, and Education" conference held

at the House of Parliament in London on March 12, 2024, was a transformative event

that highlighted the vital role of women in shaping a better world.

Organised by the Women's Federation for World Peace UK, the conference brought

together a diverse group of speakers and participants to explore the intersection of

women's leadership, peace, security, and education.

The conference opened with Mr. Ben Everitt, Member of Parliament for Milton

Keynes North, emphasizing the importance of women's leadership in creating a more

peaceful and secure global community. His remarks set the stage for a series of

thought provoking discussions on how women can drive positive change through

education and in political participation.

One of the standout moments of the event was the moderation by Ms. Sharon

Nahawungu, Co-Director of the Young Women's Speech Contest UK. Her skilled

facilitation ensured that the conversations flowed smoothly, allowing for a rich

exchange of ideas among the speakers and participants.

During the event, Sonia Caweewat captivated the audience with her compelling tale.

From overcoming childhood adversity to clinching the 2023 young women's speech

contest, she highlighted the transformative influence of school support and sports

leadership programme. This backing bolstered her self belief, paving the way for

success within a nurturing community.

Prof. Sherry Delfani passionately called for investing in women, strongly believing

that when women experience peace and justice, it ripples out to benefit everyone.

She shed light on the pressing issue of violence against women, urging for financial

support to enhance women's education and projects.

Mitty Tohma touched hearts as she spoke about the gratitude and privilege women

in the UK have in terms of educational opportunities and the freedom to shape their

destinies. Her words on living for others and the vital link between security and

education resonated deeply with the audience.

Dr. Susan Izadkhan beautifully emphasized the transformative power of education in

creating safe spaces and highlighted the pivotal role women play as change makers

in society.

Nadiya Hussain brought a fresh perspective, stressing the importance of

understanding the deep rooted causes of issues and fostering collaboration among

stakeholders for lasting solutions.

During the interactive Q&A session, discussions bloomed around ways to harmonise

efforts with decision makers and businesses to engage in peaceful outcomes amidst

the turbulent global landscape. Ideas of inclusive decision making, empowering

women, promoting education, embracing teamwork, advocating for change, and

embracing sustainability were shared as keys to a brighter future.

The event concluded with poignant closing remarks from Mr. Everitt, who

passionately urged women to consider stepping into roles within the political sphere.

Stressing the crucial nature of women's contributions in shaping a balanced and

secure future, his words resonated as a call to action. Encouraging unity in sowing

seeds of positive change, he implored all present to join hands in creating a better

future for all.


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