Women, Peace and Security

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Helen Clark, Top UN Official, Warns Against Syria Intervention At Women Of The Year Lecture
One of the UN's most senior leaders has warned against Western intervention in Syria, drawing on her experience as prime minister of New Zealand when she decided not to take the country to war with Iraq. Helen Clark, who was a Labour prime minister...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
No Seat for Syrian Women at the Peace Talks
The talks in Syria began today, with the Syrian government and opposition exchanging accusations and invectives. Missing was the voice of nonviolent civilians, especially women, even through they have been trying for months to have a seat at the...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Geneva II offers best chance for a political solution to Syria Crisis
Oxfam calls for increased participation of women and civil society organizations in peace process The Geneva II Conference, which opens today, must deliver real change in the lives of ordinary Syrians, says the worldwide development organization...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Absence of women at Syria talks could jeopardize future peace
There will be some 35 countries making statements in Montreux today. But there will be no voice for the people who have the greatest stake in these talks: the women of Syria and civil society.  The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom...
Monday, January 20, 2014
Courage Under Fire: The Role of Women in Conflicts, Transitions and Security
The 8th Annual Harvard Women’s Law Association Conference Courage Under Fire: The Role of Women in Conflicts, Transitions and Security Friday, February 7, 2014  Harvard Law School ———— Register here! ———— For more information, visit http://www3.law....
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Conference of Syrian Women: Recommendations
Conference of Syrian women, convened by UN Women and Netherlands, ends with strong recommendations for upcoming peace talks (Geneva, 14 January) A two-day meeting to support women's participation and voice in the Syrian peace process, convened in...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Conference of Syrian Women: Recommendations
Conference of Syrian women, convened by UN Women and Netherlands, ends with strong recommendations for upcoming peace talks (Geneva, 14 January) A two-day meeting to support women's participation and voice in the Syrian peace process, convened in...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Women's rights top agenda as Egyptians vote on draft constitution
Egyptians were voting in a referendum on the country’s draft constitution on Tuesday and Wednesday, a document that would enshrine unprecedented gender equality for women. Since the so-called Arab Spring shook Egypt and the region to its foundations...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Forward ever, backward never!, Closing remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Syrian women conference in Geneva
Closing remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Conference on Promoting Syrian Women’s Engagement in the Syrian Political Process, held in Geneva, Switzerland, 13 January, 2014. We invite you to read the full speech...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Syrian women meet to support peace efforts
UN Women together with the Government of the Netherlands will convene a two-day meeting (12-13 January) of Syrian women in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting is part of the UN’s longer-term efforts to support Syrian women and civil society’s...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Conference of Syrian women, convened by UN Women and the Netherlands, ends with strong recommendations for upcoming peace talks
A two-day meeting to support women’s participation and voice in the Syrian peace process, convened in Geneva by UN Women together with the Government of the Netherlands, ended today with a statement by Syrian women civil society members and...
Friday, January 10, 2014
Empowering Egyptian women despite the odds
Egyptian women have been the worst sufferers in the revolution and the rise of Islamist factions has seen curtailment of the rights of women, said a leading women's activist from the North African nation whose organisation has been quietly operating...
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...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Lessons on women peacekeepers: Interview with Deputy Inspector General Seema Dhundia
Seema Dhundia is  Deputy Inspector General  and commander of the first all-woman Indian paramilitary as well as the United Nation’s first all-woman police unit. UN Women spoke to her about the challenges and experiences of being a woman peacekeeper...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Israel Women Want to Talk Peace, Too
Israeli women want in on the peace process, and they think they can help. As Haaretz’s Eetta Prince-Gibson reports, Israeli feminists recently got together to demand that the government include women on all decision and policy-making bodies,...
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...

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