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Published on Nov 19, 2018
Professor Jocelyne Cesari attended the “Women, Faith, and Culture” seminar promoted by the International Foundation for Inter-religious and Intercultural Education (IFIIE) in collaboration with the Institute of International Affairs (IAI) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on November 14th 2018. Women make a difference in society and in international relations as agents of peace and promoters of development. According to the Women and Foreign Policy Program of the US Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), their contribution in aforementioned areas is distinctive. They frequently cover responsibility roles in venture capital projects, and their work as negotiators in case of conflict is highly valuable. However their role is still marginalized in some societies due to both religious and cultural taboos. Understanding the reciprocal relationship between cultural and religious norms is critical. Women of different faith traditions living in the same cultural milieu are often subject to similar constraints. Understanding the reciprocal relationship between cultural and religious norms is critical.