Turning War Grief into Positive Peace
GCSP conference room n°1
Co-hosted by The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).
Grief transcends political boundaries and military objectives. Those killed in conflict zones, whether national service men, UN peacekeepers, or rebels, leave behind families and friends whose lives must be rebuilt around an unexpected and unwanted void.
By bringing women from all sides of a conflict together to share their loss and build bridges of compassion and understanding, both themselves and their countries can be supported and enabled to move forward toward healing and reconciliation. Understanding a shared loss and the origins of a conflict allows the survivors to meaningfully reconnect with the outside world and build more stable communities in the process.
Join us for a panel conversation with three women peace building leaders from conflict zones or nations engaged in military operations around the world who are focused on transforming trauma into hope and empowerment, and to raise the next generation in stable societies.
An Exhibition in a room adjacent to the panel discussion will highlight the background and work already undertaken by the TAPS programme world-wide. Grief is universal. Since its foundation in 1994, TAPS has assisted over 85,000 surviving families from many countries. TAPS endeavours to bring stability to areas of conflict by providing critical psychosocial support services and humanitarian initiatives.
The detailed programme for the event will be posted shortly.
Please note that your registration information will also be shared with the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (the key Facilitator of Geneva Peace Week) for the purpose of compiling anonymous statistics on event attendance.
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