Women, Peace and Security

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Friday, June 14, 2019
Canada’s first Ambassador for women, peace & security
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada has said that when women play an active role in conflict prevention and peace building, and when their rights are respected, we are better able to achieve long-term, sustainable peace. As Canada’s first...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Libyan women at the frontline of war, but with no seat at the peace table
On April 4, General Khalifa Haftar advanced with his Libyan National Army (LNA) on Tripoli in an attempt to take over the capital from the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).  Prime Minister Fayez Serraj who leads the GNA described the...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Women's rights a pillar of UAE foreign policy, says minister
Women’s rights are a pillar of the UAE’s foreign policy, Minister of State Zaki Nusseibeh told a conference on sexual and gender-based violence in Oslo on Thursday 23th. A UAE delegation, lead by Mr Nusseibeh, co-hosted the "International Conference...
Friday, June 07, 2019
UN organization lauds Egypt's plan of action on women
The UN Women Organization lauded the strong initiative adopted by Egypt and its decision to work out the first national plan of action to put into effect UN resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.  The resolution reaffirms the important role...
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Might greater gender equality in senior roles help reduce corruption in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine?
Based on the definitions of “corruption” adopted by major international institutions and of “women in power” adopted by the United Nations, this note focuses on whether a larger number of women in power positions in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine...
Friday, April 12, 2019
Women must be at ‘centre of peacekeeping decision-making’, UN chief tells Security Council
Through its landmark resolution 1325 on women and peace and security, the Council reaffirmed the participation and involvement of women, which the UN chief hailed as “a key element in the maintenance of international peace and security”. He also...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Women in Public Administration
“Increasing the proportion of women in public institutions makes them more representative, increases innovation, improves decision-making and benefits whole societies” - António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, Message on International...
Friday, March 22, 2019
We'll start seeing more lasting peace when women get more seats at the negotiating table
Peace agreements last 35% longer when women are involved in the negotiating process. But too often, they're not. For most of human history, war and peace have been decided at tables full of men. But as the world moves slowly but surely towards more...
Friday, January 18, 2019
Transitional justice and peace negotiations with a gender lens
This paper is part of a Gender Briefing Series to support women’s meaningful participation and the integration of gender perspectives in peace processes that aim to end violent intrastate conflict. The key target audience of these series of papers...
Friday, December 07, 2018
First Afghan woman appointed to high Interior Ministry post
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan has appointed its first woman to a senior post at the Interior Ministry, naming Hosna Jalil as deputy for policy and strategic affairs. Following her appointment ceremony on Wednesday, Jalil said she relished...
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Women are the key to peace
By Melanne Verveer, Anjali Dayal. Conflict rocked more countries in 2016 than at any other time in nearly 30 years. The upswell in violence led U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres to call for a “surge in diplomacy for peace.” Part of that effort...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Women Leaders Global Forum in Iceland
The Women Leaders Global Forum is where women leaders discuss and share ideas and solutions on how to further advance society, increase equality between women and men and promote and positively develop the number of women in leadership positions....
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Women’s meaningful participation in negotiating peace and the implementation of peace agreements: Report of the Expert Group Meeting
This report reflects discussions held during the May 2018 Expert Group Meeting hosted by UN Women on women’s meaningful participation in negotiating peace and the implementation of peace agreements. The meeting included some 50 experts from a...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Violence against women in politics goes far beyond the midterms — and the United States
By Joseph D. Lyions, The record number of women running in the midterm elections highlights two huge issues facing not just the United States, but societies around the world — one, a lack of gender parity in the halls of power, and two, a key...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Strengthening women's meaningful participation in political movements and electoral processes
This side event will be an expert level discussion and open meeting aimed at diplomats, UN and civil society, hosted by the Swiss Mission to the United Nations in New York ath the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). The Swiss...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Promoting women’s political participation: A pathway to peace
The Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Act, which the US Congress passed in October 2017, recognizes that women’s political participation is essential to peace and security. The act mandates a national strategy on WPS; training of relevant personnel...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
We too: At gathering of nations, women’s voices ring loud
By Angela Charlton, In a pivotal week for women in the United States, the U.N. put forth its own clarion set of female voices at its annual meeting of nations. And women’s empowerment was only one of their rallying cries. At the U.N. General...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
African feminists emphasize key to global peace
By H. Patricia, On the eve of World War II, the iconic writer Virginia Woolf responded to a male attorney’s question about how to prevent war. The key, she replied, is that women must be educated and able to earn a living. Only then, once they were...