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Global Peace Initiative of Women
The Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) is a multifaith, international network of women leaders who are dedicated to the peace and reconciliation process in conflict and post-conflict regions. These leaders come from religious, government and civic sectors and share two primary goals: to bring alternative resources - spiritual, economic, or educational - to aid in healing conflict; and to relieve the social and economic stresses that lead to violence. The organization believes in the woman's special ability to contribute to this process by presenting alternatives to violence. GPIW is also focused heavily on youth development and aims to engage younger audiences through its work. Programs include conferences and interfaith summits such as one in Jaipur, India in March 2008 on the ways in which women's leadership can create change at various levels in society.