Join world-renowned academics and practitioners for a free 2-day conference on women, war, and peacebuilding.

Academic presentations will cover:

  • The impact of war on females and children
  • How females engage in conflict
  • The status and needs of women and children post-conflict

Practitioner presentations will cover:

  • The current Utah-refugee influx
  • How citizens can prepare to welcome and integrate refugees
  • How refugees seek to build their families, businesses, and futures in Utah.

The first training session will help students and concerned citizens understand how to pursue peace in a diverse community at the local level.  The second training session will help students and concerned citizens know how to help victims of conflict-related sexual violence heal.  The third training session will inform students and members of the community on the different ways to pursue a career in peacebuilding.


Closing Concert

Tom NielsonThe J. Bonnie Ritchie Dialogue and UVU Peace and Justice Studies Program are pleased to announce that Thomas Neilson will be performing a closing concert at the conference.

Thomas Neilson provides a voice for those who believe in the power of folk music to effect change. His award-winning songs of humor and compassion have been performed in 21 countries on 5 continents. His lyrics are celebrated for their sophistication, political astuteness, & wit. Known as the Bard Insurgent, Tom is a veteran of stage and street theater with his writing, acting, and directing. His songs draw the listener into his musical response to globalization.

Conference Booths

Women of the World

Utah Council on Health and Human Rights   WomanStats Musana