Through panel discussions, working groups, trainings and special events, the Institute was designed to help delegates build leadership skills while exploring political, economic, social and cultural approaches to recovering from violence, safeguarding human rights and building more peaceful and inclusive societies. Click here to view the day-to-day agenda. Click here to see the themes for each day.

Throughout the Institute, delegates explored the following questions:

  • What are the unique contributions women make to reconciling divided and traumatized societies and to building democratic governance structures?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for women leaders in post-conflict, developing nations?
  • What are the different ways to document, remember and memorialize atrocity; deter future human rights violations; and amplify the role women play in the process?
  • What approaches can be used to improve economic development and inclusion to aid societies in recovering and prospering following violence? How can women build financial and economic capacities, from the grassroots to the highest levels of policymaking?
  • What skills and strategies have proven to be the most useful in post-conflict settings for overcoming obstacles to political, social and economic change?

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