The ‘WFWP Speech Contest for Young Women in the UK’ began in 2015 as a project to expand our educational activities. WFWP wanted to give young women an opportunity to speak in public about their opinions, beliefs and values. The contest enables women (aged between 18 and 39) to demonstrate their eloquence, ability to grasp relevant content and to persevere with dedication from the initial application to the final speech on a stage before a live audience. We believe that this process will be an educational and rewarding experience for those that choose to take part.
The 17th Annual WFWP-Europe Women’s Leadership Conference
Lisbon, Portugal, 2 - 5 novembre 2017
Role of Women Leaders and Mothers to Facilitate Cohesion and Integration in Europe
Nearly 140 participants came from over 23 countries in Europe, Middle East and Northeast Asia to assess the current “integration” crisis with its many strains on personal and social development. Women leaders, representing all facets of society, met to share their knowledge and best practices toward finding sustainable solutions and implementing them in partnership with governments and social institutions.
by Jody Dontje- Founder of The Help Nepal Appeal
International Humanitarian, Life Coach and Teacher
My name is Jody Dontje and I am an International Humanitarian, Life Coach, Teacher, Co-Founder of Fundmycharitywork.com and the Founder of a non-for-profit charity called The Help Nepal Appeal. I had the immense pleasure and privilege of attending the 2017 WFWP EU Conference in Portugal. No words can describe the soul-enriching gratitude I feel for having been able to experience such a conference, as I was also sponsored by the WFWP in London due to winning the 2017 Speech Contest about ‘Women’s Issues in Today’s Society’.
The increasing sexualisation of society, and its impact on our young people". Recognising the UN Day for Youth. WFWP Women's Peace Meeting. Birmingham, UK Thursday August 10th, 2017, saw great interest, and a full house, for our Women's Peace Meeting, discussing a very thought-provoking and emotive topic - 'The Increasing Sexualisation of our Society', connecting to the UN International Youth Day.
21st Annual Women's Conference for Peace in the Middle East July 5-7, 2017 in Vienna, Austria. Representatives from 18 nations in the Middle East as well as delegates from Korea, Japan and several European countries attended, which was held at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna. The conference, which is mainly sponsored by WFWP Japan, is focused on empowering women in their efforts as peacemakers in their communities.
WFWPU 25th Anniversary Celebration
Mrs. Tina Coombes was our MC for the day and she did a splendid job. We first watched the WFWPI introductory video, then Mrs Mitty Tohma, WFWP President in UK read Prof Yeon Ah Nim's Address which she gave at the One UN Building in March during the CSW. She shared some of the following important message:
Our local Birmingham WFWP Women's Peace Group has entered into a genuine partnership with the city's Iranian Club, supporting each others' events, to our mutual benefit. I was invited to have a stall at this year's Cultural Fair, to teach craft-making skills to Iranian women, young and old. They were amazingly creative, as you can see from the photos, making beautiful cards of all descriptions.
Side Event: UN CSW61 New York – Manhattan 15th March 2017
“Tackling misogyny and adverse norms for women's economic empowerment!”
Before I started my studies in university, I did a three-year training leadership program in Europe, called STF-Europe. During that time I was selected to become a team leader and even a group leader. This helped me to have many experiences with young people, teenagers and especially young girls.
25th Anniversary of WFWP
Women and girls all over the world are speaking out against injustices and becoming powerful agents for change. It starts at the family level, where men and women learn to respect their differences as well as their equal value, and rises all the way to the heads of government, civil society and business.
The members of WFWP UK invited 12 UPA Cadets from Korea for a traditional English afternoon tea experience on Saturday 8th July 2017.
The second WFWP speech contest was held on Saturday 15th October in the Ball Room at Lancaster Gate, London. With nearly 50 people in the audience, seven speakers, and three judges, the room was almost full to capacity. Our judges were Mr Tim Miller, Rev. Kim Plumpton, Dr Christina Scharff and the theme for the finalists talk was 'Women making a Difference'.