DPI Roundtable in Ankara: The Role of Women in Conflict Resolution – 29 July 2017

On Saturday, 29 July 2017, DPI held a roundtable meeting in Ankara, Turkey to discuss the role of women in conflict resolution from the comparative example of Northern Ireland. Participants included Members of Parliament, prominent journalists, leading academics, constitutional lawyers, and representatives of women’s business organisations. Speakers Avila Kilmurray and Jane Morrice, two founding members of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, discussed topics relating to UNSCR 1325, the role of the European Union in Northern Ireland’s peace process, attempts to integrate the education system, challenges faced by the Women’s Coalition, representation of women at the negotiating table, and strategies for coping with resistance to women’s involvement. A full report on the Roundtable Meeting is forthcoming.