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[16days_discussion] Fwd: May 24 celebration | Launch Gender & Militarism Social Media Campaign

16 Days Campaign 16days at
Mon May 19 15:41:23 EDT 2014

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Dear Friends,

We are happy to announce the worldwide celebration of May 24 
-_International Women?s Day for Peace and Disarmament_ ? marking also 
the launch of the _Gender & Militarism Social Media Campaign_.

On May 24, International Women?s Day for Peace and Disarmament - the 
Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) celebrates the historic efforts of women 
being at the forefront of peacebuilding and disarmament. We highlight 
the continuous efforts for incorporating women?s voices and leadership 
in peace processes, and emphasize the importance of investing in peace 
and disarmament.

On our website you can already find a list with ten May 24 activities 
taking place all over the world. Workshops, Twitter Chats, film 
screenings; there are many ways to join the celebrations! Please let us 
know if you have any additions for this list. You can find the list here:

This year, May 24 will also mark the launch of the social media campaign 
on ?/Gender & Militarism: Analyzing the Linkages to Strategize for 
Peace/?. _We call on you to participate_ in this campaign by sharing 
your own stories, organize your own social media event, post resources 
and/or visuals on gender & militarism or by contributing to the Facebook 
and Twitter discussions (#Gender&Militarism).

See how you can participate on the Gender & Militarism Campaign Page, 
including a Social Media Toolkit (also attached) with sample tweets and 
Facebook messages.

We will post regular updates regarding the campaign on Facebook and 
Twitter (@_WPP_).

As a start, you can participate in the hour long Twitter Chat 
<> by the 16 Days Campaign of the 
Center for Women's Global Leadership, taking place on May 23, 10-11 AM 
EDT. Or, starting from May 19, you can join the week long Facebook 
<> on 
Women, Peace & Disarmament by the Ecumenical Women's Initiative.

We are looking forward to your support for the ?Gender and Militarism 
Campaign?, and we hope you will join our celebration of May 24.

With kind regards,

*The WPP Team*
/Women Peacemakers Program/

Women Peacemakers Program
Laan van Meerdervoort 70, 2517 AN Den Haag
The Netherlands
T: +31 (70) 345 2617
E: info at 
<mailto:info at>
W: <>

The 16 Days Team
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign
Center for Women's Global Leadership
School of Arts and Sciences | Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey
160 Ryders Lane | New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555
Tel: 1-848-932-8782 | Fax: 1-732-932-1180
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