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The Women’s Federation for World Peace, International (WFWPI) was established in 1992 by Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon in an effort to address the confusion of a world seeing a breakdown in family ethics, as well as the escalation of racial and religious struggles.  Dr. Moon and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, are a remarkable couple who have worked together, for almost fifty years, to pioneer a way for peace.The Women’s Federation for World Peace, International (WFWPI) was established in 1992 by Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon in an effort to address the confusion of a world seeing a breakdown in family ethics, as well as the escalation of racial and religious struggles.  Dr. Moon and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, are a remarkable couple who have worked together, for almost fifty years, to pioneer a way for peace.

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Rita Payne taks on Internatioal Womens Day 2010Rita Payne, a former Editor of BBC Asia and currently the Chair of the Commonwealth Journalist’s Association, reflected on the status of women in current developments and her own experience in the media in her speech, Women and Success – Is Hard Work Enough? ‘2010, on the face of it, is not a bad year for women’, she said, for example pointing to Katherine Bigelow’s Oscar success on the eve of International Women’s Day but 'the battle for stronger representation for women is far from over.’  (more) This was a joint WFWP - UPF event.

Women Initiating Change - The Strength of the Outsider speech by Kat Callo

During the International Women's Day event Kat Callo, a 17 year former Reuters correspondent, explained the tragic cause of her work as a Trustee of Project Mosaic. Her cousin, a New York City firefighter, died in 9/11 trying to save those within the World Trade Towers when the buildings collapsed. She began Project Mosaic, a UK-based educational charity that helps teach young people to be more tolerant of those coming from a different background – whether that’s a different race, ethnicity, religion, nationality or culture. She said, 'Violent extremism … plays on the theme of  “the outsider” – but it combines it with fear and ignorance, to creates a poisonous cocktail for our young people. With a conversation, over a cup of tea or at a youth club or at a gathering of mothers at a refugee centre or talking with family members and friends. We are working to amplify the voice of the outsider – that person that takes a weakness and transforms it into a strength.' (read more) This was a joint Women's Federation for World Peace and Universal Peace Federation event.