Smith College, Mount Holyoke College and Simmons College are proud to co-host “Reconstructing Societies in the Wake of Conflict: Transitional Justice and Economic Development,” a two-week Institute of the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP). The Institute will bring together emerging women leaders, primarily from Asia, who are working to rebuild their communities and promote sustainable economic livelihoods following political violence and human rights violations. This intensive program, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is scheduled for May 25–June 6, 2014. Fifty delegates have been invited to participate.
The Institute will create an interactive and participatory forum in which delegates will acquire new knowledge, engage in training and expand their networks. Together, Institute hosts and delegates will explore the multiple legal, political, economic, social and cultural approaches to recovering from violence and safeguarding human rights.
The Women in Public Service Project
The WPSP is committed to building the efficacy and leadership capacity of women worldwide with the goal of achieving 50 percent representation of women in all spheres of public service by 2050 (“50 × 50”).
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