This event took place on May 19, 2024. Please click here to view a recording of the event.


Harvard GlobalWE Presents
Discussion Circles


The Impact of Ongoing Conflicts on Women's Basic Needs
Sunday, May 19, 2024, 12 pm EST, via Zoom

Harvard GlobalWE's fourth Discussion Circle will highlight the impact of the mass suffering of women through starvation, displacement, and acute lack of medical care because of the ongoing conflicts in Gaza, Sudan, and Haiti. We will discuss the tragic loss of basic human rights for women in these areas and its long-lasting impact on peacebuilding and post-conflict reconciliation. A panel of experts will share their research and analysis on this topic, followed by small group discussions.

Discussion Circles are an initiative of GlobalWE to discuss current, pressing news. We work to empower women by addressing fundamental hindrances to their equality and well-being; in the same vein, we want to offer a space to discuss respectfully pressing topics of the day.

We hope you will be able to join us and participate in a robust and meaningful discussion with other people passionate about women’s empowerment.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Zoom Registration

Ground Rules

  • Themes and broad ideas can be shared, but personal stories stay within the room.
  • The expectation that this event is not recorded or to be shared in any way.
  • Share air time and share responsibility for the group's success and well-being. 
  • Treat participants with respect and consideration.
  • Highlight the value of a diversity of perspectives as an essential part of the process.
  • Everyone has come here to learn, grow, and share.
  • Come up with ideas to share on resources about the discussion topics.

Event Details 

Date: May 19, 2024

Time: 12 pm EST

Location: Virtual (online) event. Meeting info will be in your registration confirmation email. Click here to Register.

Cost: FREE for Harvard College students, Harvard graduate students, alumni, affiliates, staff & guests

Other Details 

Questions: If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us at [email protected]
Views: Harvard Alumni For Global Women's Empowerment Harvard GlobalWE is a shared interest group of the Harvard Alumni Association. We are dedicated to the empowerment of women through education, dialogue, and connection among individuals working for women's rights and freedoms worldwide. Harvard GlobalWE does not advocate a specific ideology or political or cultural agenda. We are an inclusive organization with membership open to and comprising all genders.
While membership is free, Harvard GlobalWE accepts donations from members to support its programs and initiatives. To become a member of Harvard GlobalWE, please JoinWE. To learn more, please visit our website and our Facebook group.
The views expressed during our events are solely those of the speaker(s) and participating audience and do not imply endorsement by Harvard GlobalWE and/or Harvard University.