PeacemakeHers returning to Thinker's Lodge on Sunday

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Project of the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace

PUGWASH – PeacemakeHers 2014, a project of the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace, a chapter of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, is taking place on Sunday in Pugwash.

Building on a successful PeacemakeHers conference last summer, a one-day conference will be held Aug. 24 on the grounds of Thinker's Lodge in Pugwash.

The organization endeavors to create opportunities for learning and collaboration in peace leadership for women in the Atlantic Region.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include lunch and snacks. There is no registration fee and a bus is being provided from St. Mary’s University in Halifax and from Truro.

Held at Thinkers Lodge, which continues to be an essential landmark of the peace movement in Pugwash, participants will gather and hear presentations on A Feminist Analysis of Peace, by long-time members of NSVOW Sandy Greenberg and Sarah Morgan.

Annie Chau is the co-ordinator for Responding to and Preventing Sexual Violence, a two-year, collaborative project with the Antigonish Women's Resource Centre and Paqtnkek Health Centre to develop how we address sexual violence against Aboriginal women, based in a culturally relevant and culturally revitalizing approach and music by Carmel Mikol.

This aim of this one-day program aims to engage young women in an inter-generational exchange with others from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. 

Scholarships to national and international peace events will be offered to those who go on to create peace activities in their local communities.

Voice of Women for Peace strongly supports the education of women to ensure the furtherance of peace on the local, national and international scene.

Organizations: University in Halifax, Antigonish Women, Resource Centre Paqtnkek Health Centre

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Atlantic Region, Mary Truro Pugwash

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