Aug 3 Manal Omar speaking Forward Global Women

Forward Global Women
 ​Public event
Security, Peace, Rights, and Equality

Manal Omar, keynote speaker Monday, August 3
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
 301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Manal-Omar.jpgManal Omar is the acting vice president for the Middle East and Africa Center at the United States Institute for Peace. Previously, she was the Regional Program Manager for the Middle East for Oxfam – Great Britain, where she responded to humanitarian crises in Palestine and Lebenon, and supported work in Yemen, Iraq, and Egypt. She also previously served as the Regional Coordinator for Afghanistan, Iraq, and Sudan with Women for Women International.

​She was named among 
Top 500 World’s Most Influential Arabs by Arabia Business Power in 2011 and 2012, and among the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by  Georgetown University and The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in 2009. In 2007, Islamic Magazine named her one of the ten young visionaries shaping Islam in America.
 Fourth Annual Convening of Women Peacemakers
August 2-7, 2015
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Women’s Challenges for Security, Peace, Rights and Equality
​in the Middle East:  Reducing Vulnerability and Building Resistance

Forward Global Women fosters and nurtures the development and growth of women leaders to become active peacemakers promoting co-existence.  We envision a world where women are actively engaged in conflict-resolution and peacemaking.
Forward Global Women
 convenes and trains women leaders in political and civic life from the Middle East and North African (MENA) countries of Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco, along with women from the USA.
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