Panel on violence, economics, war

NEW YORK CITY — United Methodist Women and the General Boards of Church & Society and Global Ministries are among the sponsors of “Violence, Economics & War: Innovative Solutions — From Theory to Practice.” The panel discussion will be Tuesday, March 5, at the Church Center for the United Nations, 10:30 a.m. to noon.


57th meeting of U.N. Commission on Status of Women

An international panel consisting of speakers from Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Georgia, Honduras and the United States will examine the impact of resource wars on civilian populations. Women activists will discuss the challenges that women and their communities face; analyze the intersection between violence, economics and war; and discuss how to implement innovative solutions.

The panel is in conjunction with the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) being conducted across the street at the United Nations headquarters from March 4-15. The discussions during the panel will contribute to the CSW agreed conclusions, according to sponsors. Other sponsors include the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders and the International Civil Society Action Network for Women’s Rights, Peace & Security.

Panelists are:

  • Genevieve Inagosi, national minister of gender, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Rusudan Kalichava, executive director and co-founder of Assn. ATINATI, Republic of Georgia
  • Kazadi Musau Betty, secretary of the Central Congo Conference of The United Methodist Church, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Nelly Del Cid, program coordinator for Weaver of Dreams, Honduras
  • Betty Reardon, founding director of Emerita of the International Institute on Peace Education, United States

Moderators of the panel will be Tatiana Dwyer, United Methodist Women executive for global justice, and Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, international coordinator, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, a program of the International Civil Society Action Network. The public is invited. RSVP to

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