• Why are women important to leadership and decision-making?

    Carolyn Handschin, President WFWP Europe

    Mrs. Carolyn Handschin, who started by citing the courage of the Mirabal sisters, four Dominican political dissidents who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. On November 25, 1960, three of the sisters were assassinated. In 1999, the sisters received recognition by the United Nations General Assembly, who designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in their honour.

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  • Best practices for women and development

    Mrs. Carolyn Handschin, Vice President, Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI)

    Intervention by Mrs. Carolyn Handschin, Vice President, Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI)
    Conference on the topic « Multiculturalism: A contribution to Peace ? »
    United Nations Office Geneva • Room XIX (19), Geneva,September, 2011.

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  • Women’s role for peace in the 21st Century

    S. Exc. Madame Tadelech HAILE-MIKAEL Ambassadeur extraordinaire et plénipotentiaire de l'Éthiopie en France, Délégué permanent auprès de l'Unesco
    I would like to welcome Reverend Kwak, H.E. Dr. Boutros Boutros-Gali, Professor Jacques Barrat, Dr. Walsh and all the family of the Universal Peace Federation. Though this is not the first time that this Federation is having gatherings here at UNESCO, this is my first time to welcome them and to address the family of the Peace Federation.

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