July 22, 2019
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.

The documentary defies the way we look at women from developing nations and asks the difficult questions that must be considered to better the global effort to build peace.

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.

Speakers at the event included:

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 (Moderator)