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A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Washington, D.C.,

Speakers

  • Geeta Gandbhir ,Producer, A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers
  • Xanthe Scharff ,Executive Director, The Fuller Project
  • Fiona Pearce ,Squadron Leader, Military Gender Advisor, UN Department of Peace Operations
  • Indira Lakshmanan , Executive Editor, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

This event featured the screening of “Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers,” a film that focuses on three women from Bangladesh who grapple with the harsh realities of becoming foot soldiers in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti. The film challenges stereotypes and shows how this journey forever alters the lives of these courageous women and their families.

Following the film, a panel of experts discussed the ways in which we view female peacekeepers, how to increase the number of women in peace and security, and how journalism plays in an important role in bringing these important stories to life.

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