Peace Islands Institute
the role of interfaith dialogue in
Peace-building And women Empowerment
The World Interfaith Harmony Week adopted the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution 65/5 aims to promote a culture of peace and non-violence through interreligious and intercultural understanding, harmony and cooperation; there hence, supports elimination of all forms of intolerance and discriminations based on religion or belief.
The international faith communities recognize the imperative need for raising awareness on empowering women by providing educational opportunities, especially for girls; collaboration on the implementation of sustainable educational programs; sharing best practices and supporting successful global initiatives throughout the world.
Religions and beliefs play an essential role in understanding the status of women and girls education according to different faith communities across the globe. The panel aims to raise awareness on empowering women and discuss multiple perspectives, implications and misconceptions on girls’ education based on religions, traditions, and customs.
Are the sources of gender inequality in life derived from social customs and traditions or do religions condone and strengthen this inequality? Does gender inequality stem from the foundational principals of the religions or life practices, which reflects the culture and traditions throughout the world?