Forward Global Women’s Seventh Annual Convening of Women Leaders
Washington, DC | July 9-13, 2018
Forward Global Women offered two full days of programming focused on women’s involvement in politics and education as a mobilization tool. Additionally one full day was spent at the US Capitol meeting with members of Congress and holding panels for House and Senate staffers.
Download our 2018 Convening Report.
Photos from our 2018 Convening.
2018 Guest Speakers
Susan Markham of Smash Strategies, formerly with National Democratic Institute, gave the keynote speech centered on the question of “Do Women in Politics Create Sustainable Peace?”
Sanam Anderlini of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) presented on the importance of women’s involvement in countering violent extremism and current strategies of creating opportunity for their involvement.
Dawn Calabia presented on current status of the refugee crisis and discussed the legal obligations created under United States law.
Fatima Fettar of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) provided the lobbying update on the International Israeli Palestinian Peace Fund.
Panel in US Capitol Visitors Center for Senate Members and Staff
11:00am: Office of Senator Bernie Sanders
11:00am: Office of Congresswoman Nita Lowey
12:00pm: Office of Congressman Hal Rogers
1:00pm: Office of Congresswoman Grace Meng
1:30pm: Office of Congressman Gerald Connolly
2:00pm: Office of Congresswoman Robin Kelly
2:30pm: Office of Congresswoman Carol Shae-Porter
3:00pm: Office of Congresswoman Lois Frankel
Panel in House Cannon Building for House Members and Staff
Tuesday, July 10
Panel: Women, Politics and Leadership, Overcoming Obstacles: From MENA to the USA
Moderated by: Rina Bar Tal and Fatima Sadiqi
Panel: What do Women Bring to the Political Arena?
Thursday, July 12
Country Reports on Education as a Mobilization Tool
Panel: Is Education Empowering Women in the MENA Region?