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Monday, February 01, 2016
Women promote peace in Burundi
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recently raised alarm bells over “new and extremely disturbing patterns of human rights violations”. With more than 230,000 people who have left the country in the last year and despite the numerous calls...
Monday, February 01, 2016
Afghan women fight for bigger voice in peace process
According to Human Rights Watch, Afghan women have been denied participation in the last 20 rounds of official peace negotiations. The exclusion of women is explained by some to be the result of women’s limited representation in Afghanistan, where...
Friday, January 22, 2016
Alaa Murabit
This written interview was originally published on 12 January 2016 here by AWID. The interview was conducted and edited by Isabel Marler. Women were at the forefront of the pro-democracy protests in Libya in 2011, which, after escalating into civil...
Monday, January 18, 2016
Call for proposals for an international expert on Women, Peace and Security training to conduct an assessment in Myanmar for the Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process
A call for experts is being issued to contract an experienced consultant to undertake a detailed assessment for the Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process (AGIPP) in Myanmar related to training undertaken with respect to Women, Peace and...
Monday, January 18, 2016
LSE Exhibition on Women, Peace and Equality
The Women, Peace and Equality exhibition will be open to all until April 9, 2016 at the London School of Economics. Focusing on the theme of women and peace, the exhibition explores how women have promoted peace and tried to maintain it. It also...
Monday, January 18, 2016
GAPS report: Assessing UK Government Action on Women, Peace and Security in 2015
GAPS (Gender Action for Peace and Security) published a shadow report following as a response to the UK government’s annual Report to Parliament published in December 2015 and which lays out the progress of the country’s National Action Plan on...
Monday, January 18, 2016
2015 Report to UK Parliament on the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2014-17
The UK’s third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security was launched by the then Secretaries of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Defense and the Secretary of State for International Development in June 2014. This was followed...
Friday, January 15, 2016
Afghanistan's National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325
In July 2015, the government of Afghanistan launched the Afghan National Action Plan for implementing the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)...
Friday, January 15, 2016
Where are the women? How the UN is falling short on gender and conflict
Written by Louise Bosetti and Hannah Cooper. This article was originally published on November 17, 2016 by the United Nations University's Centre for Policy Research here.   2015 is a ‘year of action’ at the UN in several regards. This summer...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Policy Recommendation: Applying Global Tools to Improve National Action Plans on UNSCR 1325
National action plans (NAPs) are one of the key strategies for realizing the objectives of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. Despite increased emphasis on the importance of NAPs in recent years, major challenges remain. NAPs are typically...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Webinar: National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security
19 January, 2016 at 9-11pm (CET) What are National Action Plans and how can they foster the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda in the African context?   Based on the cases of the DRC, Nigeria and Cameroon, the webinar’s aim is to...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Summary Video of the WIP Mexico Summit 2015
The Women in Parliaments (WIP) and the Mexican Senate co-hosted the Mexico Summit on 7-9 October 2015.  Marking the 40th anniversary of the First World Conference on Women, a conference in 1975 that defined a World Plan of Action for the...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Women, Peace & Security Women in the Military: Lessons on Leading and Women’s Expanded Role in Combat
As part of the bi-monthly “Women, Peace and Security” breakfast series, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) are organizing a breakfast event around the theme of “Women in the...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Women in Conflict and Peace
International IDEA has identified Political Participation and Representation as one of its four key impact areas, and the strengthening of democratic governance structures to manage and accommodate diversity as a crosscutting objective of all its...
Friday, January 08, 2016
CNN Video on the Importance of Women for Peacebuilding
The CNN video 'Women Waging Peace' discusses the relevance of having women involved in peace negotiations. It can be accessed here.
Friday, January 08, 2016
Research Stresses the Importance of Gender Quotas to Improve Life Standards for Girls in India
A recent article authored by Ms. Miriam Kelberg stresses the importance of gender quotas in India as a way to improve the standards of living for girls in this country. Gender quotas in India have had a strong impact at the local level, having...
Friday, January 08, 2016
United Nations and the Network of Women in Plural urge for justice after the murder of the mayor of Temixco
After an election campaign that had acrimoniously questioned the relevance of the political participation of women, the last elections in Mexico to renew the local Congress in Morelos resulted in the election of six local deputies and six mayors....
Friday, January 08, 2016
Very weak participation of women in Middle East peace talks
The ongoing peace negotiations for the Middle East region, and Syria in particular, are not taking into account the role of women. This misrecognition of women, against the Security Council resolution 1325, is particularly serious in a situation in...

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