International Colloquium on Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security
About the Women’s Colloquium
Coinciding with International Women’s Day (March 8), women leaders from around the world will convene for the International Colloquium for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security (the Colloquium) at the SKD Stadium in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. The Colloquium, conceptualized in 2006 during the inauguration of Africa’s first female President, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, will bring together 400 international participants and 400 Liberian national participants, including female leaders; heads of state and government; ministers; CEOs, presidents and executive directors; and NGO and community leaders.
The Conference, co-convened by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and President Tarja Halonen of Finland, seeks to create an environment for women and their champions around the world to discuss, learn, demonstrate and act on the benefits and lessons learned from women in leadership.
COLLOQUIUM GOALS AND THEME LEADS FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Goal 1: Empower women to be more effective leaders by linking them with their peers from around the world and sharing best practices
Goal 2: Support the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325
Goal 3: Contribute to the achievement of Millennium Development Goal #3 on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, including building capacity and resources of government and non-governmental institutions to work for women’s rights and economic empowerment
Goal 4: Demonstrate the clear gender dimensions of climate change, environment protection and sustainable development
Goal 5: Launch the Angie Brooks International Centre on Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security, in Monrovia to support the implementation of action emerging from the Colloquium through, inter alia, training and research