On Wednesday March 10, 2021 at 15:00 GMT, 16:00 Qatar time, the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies, in celebration of International Women's Day, will host a symposium that seeks to address women's role in peacebuilding. It will bring together prominent women experts, diplomats and practitioners who play a leading role in peacebuilding efforts at all levels. The event will address women's role in peacebuilding from various perspectives including contexts of national strategies and policy frameworks, mediation efforts, education programmes, grassroots initiatives, and youth contribution, amongst others.

Keynote addresses will be given by H.E., Sheikha Alya bin Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, the Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, H.E., Ms. Jacqueline O'Neill, Canada's Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security, and H.E., Ms. Fatima Gailani, member of the Afghan Peace Negotiation team in Doha. In addition to the keynote speakers, further contributions will be made from the Ethiopian and Tanzanian Ambassadors in Doha and practitioners from Libya, Sudan, Yemen and Afghanistan.