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Women Leaders Call for Peace and Sustainable Development

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Pax Christi International secretary general Greet Vanaerschot joins 237 women leaders from around the world in a call for action in the face of the humanitarian and economic crises. The legislators, religious leaders, and civil society representatives called on governments and policy makers to overcome differences and divisions to work for the flourishing of peace, public health, disarmament, and ecological responsibility. They highlighted the importance of women’s leadership and participation in these processes, and the essential role they play in peacebuilding and disarmament. 

To read the complete statement, released on International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament, including the list of signatories from more than 40 countries, please click here

The appeal is available in Arabic, EnglishFrench, German, Russian and Spanish.

Photo: UN Women/Ganganjit Singh via Flickr