Today marks International Women's Day; what better time to think about the contributions of women in peace-building efforts? These days the role of women is ever more central to the conversation in peace and social justice movements. As we have seen in the global Women’s Marches and the Israeli-Palestinian Women Wage Peace group (who held an event at NS/WaS last October).

What lessons can be learned from the experiences of Jewish and Palestinian Israeli women who work together for peace? How can we build on these lessons to best prepare the next generation of Jewish and Palestinian Israelis through educational programmes?

Over a series of talks this March, our guests Samah Salaime and Adi Lustigman will address these questions by drawing on their work and their experience of life in Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam. Both women have dedicated their careers to advancing peace and social justice; and both women moved their young families to NS/WaS over a decade ago in order to raise their children in an environment of peace and equality.

Monday 27th March 2017 - Oxford

The Oxford Friends of Oasis of Peace will be holding a conversation with Samah and Adi on Women's Role in Peacemaking.

6pm to 8pm at the Oxford Quaker Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW

For full details please visit the facebook event page.

To register please email:

Thursday 30th March 2017 - London

Together with UK Task Force and New Israel Fund UK, we will be hosting a conversation with Samah and Adi on Jewish and Palestinian Women Advancing a Shared Society.

6.30pm to 8.30pm at JHub, Haskell House, London NW6 1SD

For full details please visit the event listing on UK Task Force.

To register please follow this link.

Friday 31st March 2017 - Lewes

The Headstrong Club will be hosting a debate and discussion with Samah and Adi.

8.00pm to 10.00pm at The Elephant And Castle, White Hill, Lewes, BN7 2DJ

For full details please follow this link.