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Making your mark on the world: Jolien Veldwijk and her active involvement in peace-building processes in war-torn countries

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Miss Jolien Veldwijk will talk about her active involvement in projects in Afghanistan which encourage peace-building processes and strengthen the position of women in these countries.

Details about Jolien: She completed a Master of Science Programme Conflict Resolution and Governance at the International School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Amsterdam. Her studies focused on the empowerment of women within the framework of (post-war) reconstruction. In particular she conducted research in Kabul, Afghanistan with Self Help Groups for Women. She now works for from Concordis International who work with individuals and groups in conflict situations to build relationships across conflict boundaries. Her goal is to continue being an influence on peace-building processes, hopefully with the possibility to strengthen the position of women within this context.

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