We discussed the women role in peacebuilding and how they are used in conflicts. Prof. Sujata Moorti led a very informative discussion about the UN and its role in promoting women rights around the globe. We discussed how most of the UN documents use a language that suggests gender equality and women rights rather than mandating them. We then watched the case study of the Yazidi women captured by ISIS in Iraq and used as slaves and how is that used by ISIS to recruit more men. It also showed the work done by other women trying to free the captured Yazidis. It gives a strong representation of women activists working in dangerous man-dominated conflict areas.