Conf. on women, peace kicks off in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, May 5, 2018 (MENA) - A conference on women, peace and security was launched at the Swedish Institute in Alexandria on Saturday with the attendance of international experts and 30 women from 10 countries including Libya, Iraq, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Egypt and Sweden.
Representatives from Operation 1325, a Swedish civil society organization, will attend the two-day conference.
The conference aims at empowering more women in the Middle East and North Africa regions to take part in mediation efforts with the objective of reaching peace and security worldwide.
On the sidelines of the conference, workshops and lectures will be held to help women work in peace and security operations.
Operation 1325 organization works for the implementation of UNSCR 1325, in Sweden and in partnership with women and peace organizations around the world.