2018 Convening

Women’s Involvement in Politics and Education as a Mobilization Tool.

Washington D.C. ~ July 2018

In 2018 Forward Global Women hosted its Seventh annual convening of women leaders. This year Forward Global Women featured a two year program 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. Thank you to the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council for hosting all of Forward Global Women’s meetings!


Download our 2018 program report here.


Guest Speakers

Susan Markham

United States

Sanam Anderlini

United States

Fatima Fettar

United States

Dawn Calabia

United States

Guest Topics

Our speaker presentations covered the following topics:

  • Do Women in Politics Create Sustainable Peace?
  • Importance of Women’s Involvement in Countering Violent Extremism and Current Strategies of Creating Opportunity for their Involvement
  • The Current Refugee Crisis and Legal Obligations Created under United States Law
  • Lobbying Update on the International Israeli Palestinian Peace Fund


Forward Global Women participants met with the following Legislators at the US Capitol: 

  • Sentaor Bernie Sanders
  • Congresswoman Nita Lowey
  • Congressman Hal Rogers
  • Congresswoman Grace Meng
  • Congressman Gerald Connolly
  • Congresswoman Robin Kelly
  • Congresswoman Carol Shae-Porter
  • Congresswoman Lois Frankel