13 Feb

Fireside Peace Chats: Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

Organized by:Leiden University College, Hague Humanity Hub & Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law
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When & Where

13 February (17.30-19.00) at the Hague Humanity Hub (Fluwelen Burgwal 58, 2511 CJ Den Haag). Please register here.



Join us on 13 February for the next edition in the Fireside Peace Chats series with fellows from the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP). This edition is titled “Intersectional Insights: NGOs Advancing Youth, Feminist, and Human Rights-Based Perspectives.” The fellows will share experiences from local peacebuilding efforts addressing crucial issues such as gender equality, youth empowerment and support for marginalised communities within decision-making on peace and security. 

This edition will uniquely feature a group of four speakers:



Shushanna Hasasyan, Psychologist, Project and Training Coordinator and Counselor, Pink Armenia

As a project and training coordinator and counselor at Pink, Shushanna’s mission is clear: to offer psychotherapy and counseling services, with a special emphasis on creating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community. In this capacity, she conducts training sessions addressing critical issues such as sexuality, abuse, cyberbullying, well-being, and burnout. Coordinating programs and activities tailored to ensure inclusivity for LGBTQ+ individuals has become a significant aspect of her work. 

Maryam Majidova, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Gender Hub Azerbaijan

Maryam Majidova is an international youth policy and gender expert with extensive experience of work with international and European Institutions. She is co-founder and executive director of Gender Hub Azerbaijan - Youth NGO, focusing on promoting gender equality in Azerbaijan. Specialized in non-governmental organisation management, youth work, domestic violence, gender equality, human rights education, project management and policy advocacy, Maryam is passionate about right-based approach in learning, feminism and public policy making.

Vladimer Mkervalishvili, Executive Director, Human Rights NGO “Rights Georgia”

Since 2019, Mr. Mkervalishvili has been an Executive Director of the Human Rights NGO “Rights Georgia”.  Vladimer has more than 15 years of experience at international organizations as an expert, executive director, and project director/coordinator in the field of human rights, with a special focus on access to justice, judicial reform, freedom of expression and media, gender equality and violence against women. 

Ana Negru, Program Manager, Platform for Security and Defence Initiatives

With nearly a decade experience working in non-governmental organisations to promote security and defence issues, Ana’s expertise and work was mainly focused on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, disinformation, and its impact on national security. Her journey encompasses over 25 projects, engaging diverse stakeholders from public institutions, local public administrations, academia, and youth. These initiatives were implemented to create platforms for discussion and work on the most pressing issues tangential to security and defence, emphasizing both the pivotal role of civil society and cooperation between state institutions, civil society, academia, media and citizens

About the series

Fireside Peace Chats series are informal, intimate chats with peacebuilders who have either lived in for an extended period of time or are from conflict-affected environments. Fireside Peace Chats are a joint initiative of Leiden University College The Hague (LUC), Knowledge Platform for Security and Rule of the Law (KPSRL), and The Hague Humanity Hub (THHH), with an aim to open a space where practice, research and policy in peacebuilding come together in an informal way, through experience of people on the ground. This initiative aims to contribute to a locally informed paradigm shift in liberal peacebuilding.

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Hague Humanity Hub
Fluwelen Burgwal 58, 2511 CJ Den Haag