Shiri Levinas is an expert in the field of conflict transformation, specializing in gender and conflict, combining field work with research in academia. For the last fifteen years she has devoted her time and effort to promoting reconciliation among social groups who face conflict. Levinas is one of the founders of Women Wage Peace, and is also the Co-Founder of Mind the Conflict – an innovating model for conflict transformation based on a Mindfulness approach. She is a PhD candidate at Ben Gurion University.
Increasing women's representation in peace movements requires an intersectional
approach to addressing collective identities, issues of diversity and privilege, women's
sense of irrelevance, and the threat of violence.