GLOBAL WOMEN VETERANS CONVENING
OUR VISION & PURPOSE
The Global Women Veterans Convening (GWVC) is the first ever global women veterans convening for women veterans, humanitarian workers, and peacekeepers worldwide who are committed to building peace, fostering reconciliation, and challenging the military industrial complex and its impacts. GWVC is organised by experienced grassroots women veterans committed to intersectional organizing principles and social justice. The convening will take place in May 2021 in Washington, DC.
CONVENING FOCUS AREAS
The Global Women's Veterans Convening will have four key focus areas.
INDIGENOUS RIGHTS & COLONIZATION
Matriarchal cultures (Indigenous Pacific Islanders & Native Americans) make up the highest enlisting ethnic groups in the U.S. military and have the potential to change the narrative on global violence against women.
Militarized societies increase poverty, inequalities and violence against women by limiting investment in gender equitable social development.
The U.S. Military is one of the world's largest polluters and is the single largest consumer of hydrocarbons in the world. The activity of the world militaries destroys land and resources.
RECONCILIATION & JUSTICE
Historical approaches to peace and security have been exclusionary and limit women’s participation, and rights, while systematically undermining opportunities for peace.
THE FIRST GLOBAL WOMEN VETERAN
CALLING ALL GLOBAL WOMEN VETERANS, PEACEKEEPERS, AND HUMANITARIAN WORKERS.
If you are interested in joining us in May 2021 for the first global women's veterans convening (GWVC), please click the button below to fill out the form.
The GWVC aims to provide scholarships for registration to minority and underrepresented women attendees.
The GWVC aims to provide partial travel assistance to a select number of minority and underrepresented women attendees.
The GWVC is organised around intersectional principles.
U.S. Army, Iraq War Veteran
Artist, Activist, Social Worker
U.S. Army Veteran
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U.S. Navy Veteran
E.D. Minority Veterans of America
CONTACT GLOBAL WOMEN VETERANS
Get in touch with Global Women Veterans to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.