Sending Office: Honorable Janice D. Schakowsky
Women Bring Peace:
The War in Yemen and Women’s Leadership in Peacebuilding
Founder and Chairperson, Food4Humanity,
Co-Founder, Women’s Solidarity Network
Thursday, October 24, 2019
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Longworth House Office Building, Room 1629
15 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20515
Please RSVP to Kate Durkin at
The war in Yemen, fueled by US military support for the Saudi-led coalition, has unleashed a severe humanitarian disaster. Women and girls—who have been disproportionately impacted by the conflict—hold vital solutions to peace and must play a meaningful
role in the peace-building process. Muna Luqman will speak about solutions to ongoing violence and the humanitarian crisis, share the importance of ending US military support for the Saudi coalition, and offer perspectives on the role of women’s leadership
in peace processes.
Muna Luqman is the Founder and Chairperson of Food4Humanity and a Co-Founder of the Women Solidarity Network, the largest women’s network in Yemen. Muna is a visionary peace-builder and feminist whose life-saving
work runs the gamut from opening humanitarian aid corridors and resolving conflicts between warring communities, to negotiating with armed groups over child hostages and advocating in the international arena for peace and women’s rights in Yemen. Muna’s work
has helped thousands of Yemeni families through community initiatives such as the Water4Peace project and a girls leadership school.
Muna has briefed the UN Security Council on the crisis in Yemen, and has shared her perspectives on ending the war and ensuring women’s participation in peace-building at forums such as the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva Peace Week, UN Women, the EU and
the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Muna is also the recipient of The Eighth International Young Women’s Peace Award.
MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that partners with community-based women’s groups worldwide facing war and disaster.
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