On the eve of the Roundtable Women and Peacebuilding: A Policy Dialogue, WISCOMP organized a theatrical performance by Dr. Rama Mani – Women Crafting Peace. Peace builder and Poet-Performer, Rama Mani weaved artistry to showcase how women are differently impacted by war and how they respond to violence. In her performance she foregrounded the idea that Peace is not simply the absence of war – a static end state to be pursued through force or negotiation. She revealed through her piece that for women, who suffer the impact of war in multiple and devastating ways, peace is a living, dynamic and elusive process that has to be creatively approached and carefully nurtured; that it is relational, interpersonal, arduous and slow, but inescapable and worth any price. The performance explored some of the strategies women have devised and deployed to resist war and build peace in warzones around the world. Her moving performance was followed by a Q and A with the audience.