Post-conflict and Transitional Participation

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Friday, April 08, 2016
European Women's Lobby joins Women Refugee Commission to raise awareness on the situation of women refugees
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and the Women Refugee Commission (WRC) have decided to work together to raise awareness on the situation of women and girls in Europe fleeing conflict. European and national policies are gender blind to the reality...
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
The Iraqi Women Network statement on International Women's Day 2016
As Global Women Movement celebrates International Women's day on March 8th, while everyone is silent listening to the anthem of freedom and peace, and what has been achieved in progress toward full substantive equality in rights, Iraqi women...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Gender, Peace and Security in the Americas: A policy round-table
Event Description This policy round-table, organized jointly by the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), will focus on...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Call for papers: Negotiating Political Inclusion: Women and Party Politics in the Middle East and North Africa
From women’s key role in the recent democratization uprisings across the region, to their demands to enter political-decision-making positions, women are actively protesting their marginalization from the political sphere and demanding a voice in...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Me and my country, 5 years into the Arab uprisings: Zahra' Langhi from Libya
Libyan scholar and activist Zahra Langhi, whom iKNOW Politics interviewed in 2015, lives in exile in Egypt. She was among those who called for a "Day of Anger" against Muammar Gaddafi in February 2011. Five years later, she looks back at the Libyan...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Syria: Report “Peacebuilding defines our future now”
The war in Syria has started five years ago. Tens of thousands of Syrians are either dead or missing and about 50% of Syrians have had no choice but to flee their homes for the hope of a better future for their families. The humanitarian crisis in...
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Women in Parliaments Global Forum Summit 2015
Women in Parliaments (WIP), together with the Senate of the Mexican Republic, the Office of the President of Mexico, the Mexican Ministry of Interior, and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is organizing the Women in Parliaments Global Forum...
Women and conflict Ukraine: photo exhibition
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Women and conflict Ukraine: photo exhibition
4 December 2014 –A photo exhibition "Women and conflict in Ukraine", organized  by the UN Office in Ukraine together with the Ministry of Social Policy and Ukrainian Women's Fund. More than 40 pictures have been selected to be exhibited depicting...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
N-Peace Awards 2015: Call for nominations!!
Dear friends and colleagues,   We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2015 N-Peace Awards! The N-Peace Awards are an annual celebration of women who are building peace and preventing conflict in six Asian countries: Afghanistan...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
MPs commit to transformative action on global peace and development
Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) have committed to taking the necessary action to carry forward proposed new sustainable development goals (SDGs) due to be adopted later this year. The success of the SDGs would transform the world and...
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Nominations for the 2015 N-Peace Awards are now open!
The N-Peace Awards are an annual celebration of women who are building peace and preventing conflict in six Asian countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines. The awards also recognize male peacebuilders who work...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
2015 Women PeaceMakers Program
Application Deadline Approaching for Women PeaceMakers and Peace Writers!      2015 Women PeaceMakers Program Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego Women PeaceMaker Application Deadline: April...
Women make democracy happen
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Women Making Democracy Happen
Today is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate all that women have achieved while recognizing the barriers that still stand in the way of gender equality. This year’s theme is “Make It Happen.” Since its founding in 1983, NDI has sought to...
Kurdish politician Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman Photo: Linkedin/Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Meet the Kurdish female politician fighting the Islamic State
Kurdish politician Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman tells Sofia Barbarani how her family were murdered in a terrorist attack and why she's battling Isil. To read the article published on 20th February 2015, please click here.
Ameena Alrasheed, Ph.D
Monday, February 09, 2015
Ameena AlRasheed
Dr.Ameena Alrasheed speaks to us about women, peace and security and the implementation of UNSCR1325 in the Middle East and North Africa region What measures can/should be put in place to guarantee women’s political participation in post-conflict...
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Somali Women Mobilizing for Peace
Following the downfall of President Siad Barre in 1991, a civil war broke out in Somalia between the factions. The internecine conflict has taken its heavy toll on all Somalis, but women in general face a disproportionate burden. With many men...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Aung San Suu Kyi and the Violent Politics of Peace
Two winners of the Nobel Peace Prize will meet this week in Myanmar. One, President Barack Obama, is often criticized for his use of force and violence from Guantanamo Bay to the Middle East. The other, Aung San Suu Kyi, is celebrated as a human...
Martin Schulz Women conference
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Long way to go, on achieving gender equality
This week Schulz kicked off the spring forward for women conference, which aims to bring about ideas for encouraging political representation of women, with particular focus on women in Arab countries. The conference comes as world leaders gear up...