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Ecumenical Advocacy Days: Bodies As Battlegrounds

March 26, 2011 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

African women paintingEcumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community working to strengthen Christian voices and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues. This particular workshop, featuring IPS’ Emira Woods is one of several in the Africa Track of the Ecumenical Advocacy Days, taking place from March 25 to 28.

The session will examine militarism in Africa by foreign and national entities and the impact it has on the lives of women and girls. Through video, discussion and presentation of case studies, participants will be equipped with the tools to advocate for peaceful human security for African societies as an alternative to the militarism committed in the name of security.


  • Niemat Ahmadi, Darfuri Liaison Officer
  • Nita N Evele, Congo Global Action
  • Emira Woods, Institute for Policy Studies’ Foreign Policy In Focus
  • Sadia Ali Aden, Somali Human Rights Activist

Get more information or register for the conference here.


March 26, 2011
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City, Monroe Room
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA United States
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