ALLMEP Regional Director, Huda Abuarquob, speaks at first-ever Women’s World Forum for Peace in Essaouira, Morocco
Last week, ALLMEP Regional Director Huda Abuarquob spoke at the inaugural Women’s World Forum for Peace in Essaouira, Morocco, organized under UNESCO and the United Nations. Within the framework of International Women’s Day on March 8th, the forum brought together women activists from around the world who call for peace.
Participants gathered to share their experiences and perspectives during conferences and dialogues, working together towards common solutions for peace. Among them are Palestinians, Israelis, Liberians, Iranians, and Afghans, who are each fighting for different causes and using each other’s shared experiences to form pathways to peace.
“We want to protect, we want to save, and we want our children to grow in a peaceful world. And this is why I call on all of the leaders of the government today because the world is not in a good place. I call on them, as one of these women, to stop shooting at each other and start talking to each other. It’s important to start talking to each other because we don’t want to bury our kids anymore and its enough,” said Abuarquob.
The topics covered during this event are diverse: how to create international solidarity thanks to this forum, the place of women in places of conflict (UN resolution 13-25), the rise of discrimination, racism, anti-Semitism, hatred of Muslims or even sexism.