2014 Annual Luncheon

Questions on women’s contributions to peace-building and stability were put to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, by Glamour magazine Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive at our Annual Luncheon on May 6, 2014 in New York City.

More than 275 supporters enjoyed a lively conversation that highlighted several current events. Timely reflections on the school attacks and mass abduction of girls in Nigeria, the outbreaks of ethnic violence in South Sudan and the ongoing civil war in Syria were interspersed with moving stories and personal reflections.

Applauding the work of Women for Women International, Ambassador Power pointed to the evidence-based lessons that demonstrate the value of investments in women that deter violence and improve stability and lasting peace. Hopeful that change is underway, she pointed to the global movement of empowered women and men rejecting the exclusion of women and girls and role of social media and networks. Read our blog to learn more about the candid discussion and key actions essential to peace and stability.

Watch "Rebuilding Rwanda" the new video WfWI debuted at the luncheon.