The #WPL4Peace Initiative will be awarded the Silver Rose Award for Peace and Common Security during an official ceremony in the European Parliament in Brussels.
The #WPL4Peace campaign emerged in support of the open letter dated February 13th, 2022 addressed to Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Dagur B. Eggertsson, Mayor of Reykjavík. The letter, co-signed by Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President of Women Political Leaders and Helen Clark, Chair of the WPL Board and Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008), appealed to Icelandic authorities to invite the Presidents of Russia and the United States to repeat history and meet in Höfði House in Reykjavík in an effort to stabilise world peace. With the obvious lack of women in the ongoing conversations concerning global peace, Iceland, both led by women and as one of the most peaceful countries on earth, seemed the ideal location to host a peace dialogue and call for the inclusion of women in peace talks.
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