NWI Third International Conference: Women Forging a New Security

Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

Dates: 28-30 May 2011
Location: Montebello, Quebec, Canada


Over 120 civil society activists, corporate and security sector leaders, military and peacekeeping personnel and academics convened to discuss and share ideas at the conference.

“Waging war on the bodies of women has got to stop,” says Jody Williams. “Like any tactic of war, it can be eliminated. The magnitude of the problem must be matched by our collective effort. Working together, we can finally bring an end to this scourge on women and their communities.”


Mairead Maguire
Jody Williams
Shirin Ebadi

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Conference Report

Women Forging a New Security: Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict


Conference Documentary

Day 1: Hopes and expectations – Laureates’ Opening Address: Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire and Shirin Ebadi 

Day 2: Making the impossible possible: Shirin Ebadi, Jody Williams

Panel 1: Prevention and Protection – Women Forging a New Security

Women Forging a New Security: Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict Delegate Interviews – Youtube Playlist


Women Forging a New Security (Flickr)

Open Democracy Conference Blog posts

Jane Gabriel | Women: redefining peace, democracy and security, 18 May 2011

Masim Momaya and Lydia Alpizar | Redefining security: human rights and economic justice, 18 May 2011

Cynthia Cockburn | Who do they think they are? War rapists as people, 19 May 2011

Jessica Horn | Sexual violence: the healing imperative, 19 May 2011

Maria Neophytou | Sexual violence and war: inevitable?, 19 May 2011

Jenny Morgan | Crime not shame: challenging the ideology of rape, 27 November 2012