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Friday, December 20, 2013
Mansour calls on women to participate in referendum in Egypt
Interim President Adly Manosur called upon Egyptian women to participate in the referendum on the draft constitution set to take place on 14 and 15 January 2014. In a conference organized by the National Council for women, Mansour’s speech which was...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Summary of E-Discussion on Women’s participation in politics in (post) conflict countries: Role of women in peace negotiations
iKNOW Politics organized an online discussion on the role of women in (post) conflict situations and in peace negotiations, in Arabic, English, French and Spanish . The discussion went on for a period of 3 weeks and received contributions from 18...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Efforts to develop a gender perspective in NATO-led operations get mixed review
The Review of the Practical Implications of UNSCR 1325 for the Conduct of NATO-led Operations and Missions was commissioned by Allied leaders at the 2012 Chicago Summit. The aim was to take stock of efforts to integrate a gender perspective in the...
CEDAW
Friday, November 22, 2013
CEDAW General recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations
1. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women decided at its forty-seventh session, in 2010, pursuant to article 21 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, to adopt a general...
Friday, November 15, 2013
The Role of Constitution-Building Processes in Democratization: Case Study East Timor
In order to understand how the contest for power in newly independent Timor-Leste has played out through the constitution building process it is necessary to consider the context within whcih the constitution building process came about... We invite...
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
How to include minorities and marginalized groups in constitution building
“Women do not represent women in my country. They represent the voices of the men, the families that surround them, and their political party: but not women. They are not feminists,” according to Basma Soudani, from The League of Tunisian Female...
Friday, November 01, 2013
The Philippine National Action Plan on Women, Peace & Security
The National Action Plan (NAP) is the Philippine Government’s response to the three landmark international normative standards on women, peace and security, namely, 1325 (2000) or the Women, Peace and Security, 1820 (2008) on Addressing the Issue of...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
RI’s women peace activists receive 2013 N-Peace Awards
Two Indonesian women peace activists have won the 2013 N-Peace Awards for their efforts to promote women's equality and protection of women against discrimination. “The N-Peace Awards for Indonesia this year is awarded to Bapak Suprayoga Hadi and...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Culture versus rights dualism: a myth or a reality?
Women’s human rights discourse and movements have become entangled within a culture-versus-rights dualism. Yakin Ertürk argues that this is a false dualism which serves both private patriarchy and public patriarchy of neo-liberal globalisation...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Female Arab Spring Protestors Push Broad Agenda
Betraying their own biases, various Western commentators have frequently expressed shock at the visible and active presence of women and girls in demonstrations across the region. This sense of surprise has often doubled at the sight of innumerable...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Female Arab Spring Protestors Push Broad Agenda
Betraying their own biases, various Western commentators have frequently expressed shock at the visible and active presence of women and girls in demonstrations across the region. This sense of surprise has often doubled at the sight of innumerable...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Filipino women ‘breaking ground’ in government
The Philippines has hailed a UN Security Council resolution recognising women’s role in the peace process, saying that the measure raised the status of women from “victims” of conflict to agents of amity. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Women’s leadership is central to peacebuilding: UN Women Executive Director
Statement of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Security Council Open Debate on women, peace and security, 18 October 2013, in New York.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Women, Rule of Law and Transitional Justice
The legacy of conflict-related violence endures long after a peace agreement is signed. In too many cases, violence and insecurity continue or even increase for women, facilitated by large-scale impunity, the absence of effective justice systems and...
Friday, October 18, 2013
UN Security Council adopts new resolution, urges women’s full inclusion in peace talks and transitional justice
The UN Security Council today demonstrated renewed determination to put women’s leadership at the centre of all efforts to resolve conflict and promote peace. By unanimous vote, the Council adopted a resolution that sets in place stronger measures...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Women Are the Only Adults Left in Washington
With the federal government at shutdown's door, the 20 female Senate members are setting new standards for civility and bipartisanship. Look out, old boys' club. At one of the darkest moments of the government shutdown, with markets dipping and both...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
11 Things You Don’t Know About The Senate Sisterhood, USA
I have a story in this week’s magazine about the 20 Senate women and their growing—and positive—influence on the Upper Chamber. You can credit the tight, bipartisan bonds that these women have formed for not only seeding the compromise that reopened...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Nigeria Will Accelerate UN Resolutions On Women Peace
Nigeria has committed itself to accelerate the national and regional implementation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions, especially on women, peace and security, Women Affairs Minister Zainab Maina has said. Maina disclosed this when she...

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