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Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Regional Strategy "Protection of Arab Women: Peace and Security"
Security Council Resolution 1325, issued in the year 2000 on "Women, Peace and Security" together with the subsequent and related complementary decisions, constituted a critical turning point in addressing the human security of women during and...
Monday, November 02, 2015
Leveraging UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans for Local Change: Civil society opportunities in the MENA region
Despite almost 15 years of commitments on the Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, there are still major gaps in moving from commitments to actions.  In November 2013, Iraq became the first country in the MENA region to adopt a National Action...
Thursday, October 29, 2015
iKNOW Politics Interview with Tone Skogen
We have interviewed Ms Tone Skogen, Norway's State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She talks about the role of women in the successful implementation of SC resolution 1325, the lessons learned from Norway and the important role of...
Friday, October 23, 2015
Regional Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security unveiled by the Arab League
As part of the United Nations review process of the Security Council resolution 1325, the Arab League unveiled an action plan for women, peace, and security for the Middle East and North African region. Fifteen years after the adoption of resolution...
Friday, October 23, 2015
Regional Conference celebrating the 15th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Prospects and Challenges
The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH), the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW), and the General Union of Jordanian Women organized a regional conference on October 5th and 6th, 2015 in the...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Global Leader's Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
Last Sunday, 27 September, took place at the United Nations Headquarters of New York a historic gathering to promote the political, social, and economic empowerment of women at the global level. The meeting was co-hosted by the People’s Republic of...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Women, Peace and Security: Keeping the Promise
Fifteen years after the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, this briefing calls the United Nations and its Member states to use a formal review of the Women, Peace and Security agenda as a way to address major gaps. According to...
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...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A Dream for Africa: Video Interview with Bineta Diop
For over 20 years, Bineta Diop has been a tireless advocate for gender equality in Africa and at the forefront of a gender-sensitive approach to conflict prevention. She is the founder of Femmes Africa Solidarité, which focuses on women-led peace...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
WILPF 2015 Conference Workshop: “A Feminist Playbook for Peace: Re-Owning 1325,” Women’s Power to Stop War Conference
From April 27-29, 2015, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) 2015 Conference will take place in The Hague, Netherlands. In cooperation with WILPF, the Consortium is co-organizing a workshop: “A Feminist Playbook for Peace:...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
UN Women: Peace and security specialist
  UN WOMEN, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men...
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...
Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi (61) of Argentina – first female president of the International Criminal Court
Sunday, April 05, 2015
International Criminal Court elects first woman president
It is symptomatic of the low profile kept by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that even what might be regarded as a landmark event and a positive one too for women – the election of the first female president in its troubled 12-year history –...
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...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere
iKNOW Politics volunteer Bhumi Shah interviews Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere who is an independent researcher with interests in political science, peace and conflict, gender and popular culture. Also, she was a former UGC fellow of the Department of...
Women’s International League of Peace
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
You Can Thank the Feminist Movement for Being a Historic Pillar of America's Peace Movement
My grandmother, Lola Maverick Lloyd, was among 47 American feminists who sailed to the Netherlands in April of 1915 in hopes of stopping World War One.  She and her peers were answering the call of a Dutch physician, Aletta Jacobs, who pleaded with...

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