Women’s Pre-Assembly

build and strengthen a global network

On the day preceding the main Assembly, women of faith representing the world’s religious traditions gather at the Religions for Peace Women’s Pre-Assembly.

This event provides a crucial platform for reflection, discussion and mobilization regarding the role of religious women in multi-religious cooperation. The Women’s Pre-Assembly is an ideal opportunity to build and strengthen national, regional and global women of faith networks to transform conflict, build peace and advance sustainable development.

Following the welcoming and opening remarks, a select group from each of the six regional inter-religious councils will present on their Regional Consultations held in preparation for the 10th World Assembly. Working groups on the key areas of Religions for Peace’s mission will provoke discussion, build consensus and inspire action. The Women’s Pre-Assembly and World Assembly are ideal opportunities to strengthen the global women of faith network by providing practical support in organizing women’s networks, equipping them for action and mainstreaming women into the leadership of inter-religious bodies. Well-known women leaders from religion, government, international organizations and civil society will join as panelists during the plenary sessions.

The Religions for Peace Women’s Pre-Assembly will also seek to forge partnerships among religious communities and representatives of inter-governmental organizations and civil society. Finally, the delegates of the Assembly will nominate and elect the new members of the International Women’s Coordinating Committee (IWCC), the body that guides Religions for Peace’s Women’s Mobilization Program.


The Women’s Pre-Assembly take place on Monday, 19 August 2019.

Please find the program details here.

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