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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...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Course: Gender and Revolutions: Rethinking the “Women Question” in the Modern Middle East
Female reformers and revolutionaries were at the forefront of many of the Middle East’s historic sociopolitical movements. These women, members of diverse classes, religious persuasions, and ethnic communities, played key roles in toppling dictators...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Women’s participation in politics in (post) conflict countries: Role of women in peace negotiations
“Wherever there is conflict, women must be part of the solution” – Michelle Bachelet Women must be allowed to participate in peace negotiations as well as be a part of the transition process after a conflict. However, most often women are neglected...
Arab Spring
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa  4:15 PM – 7:00 PM, October 22th, 2013at Johns Hopkins University's Rome Auditorium1619 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C.Seats are limited | Register...
Monday, September 30, 2013
Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security
Jointly developed by the Australian Government's Australian Civil-Military Centre and UN Women, "Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security" explores how the international community has and can meet its commitments on women, peace and security. The...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
No democracy without diversity
Some say history repeats itself. In 2004, UNDP issued what I believe is one of the best of its global Human Development Reports, Managing Cultural Diversity. The report argued that managing cultural diversity is one of the central challenges of our...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Power, Empowerment and Violence against Women, Study Violence as backlash against womens activism
This chapter is from a book “Ending Violence against Women: A Challenge for Development”, the book was written by Francine Pickup with Suzanne Williams and Caroline Sweetman and published by Oxfam GB.An integrated response: human rights and...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Interview with Hoda Elsadda
"Biggest conflict facing Constituent Assembly is the violent rivalry in the streets, on TV and the sharp division of society" Interview with the Chairwoman of the Freedoms and Rights Committee in the Constituent Assembly, Dr.Hoda Elsadda, Egypt
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
From a Transitional to a Permanent Constitution: Views of Men and Women in South Sudan on Constitution-Making
South Sudan faces yet another crossroads in its history as a young nation. The six months between the January 2011 referendum and independence on July 9, 2011 did not allow enough time for South Sudanese to consider and discuss fully many important...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Not Just a Numbers Game: Increasing Women’s Participation in UN Peacekeeping
In 2000, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security. This stressed the need to integrate a gender perspective into the maintenance and promotion of international peace and security, including through...
Friday, August 16, 2013
A Place at the Table: Safeguarding Women’s Rights in Afghanistan
Ten years after the start of the western intervention in Afghanistan, Afghan women are facing an uncertain future. Women have strived for and made important gains since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, including in political participation and access...
Monday, July 01, 2013
Egypt Tahrir Square Sexual Assaults Widespread, Women's Groups Warn
Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment, an Egyptian women's group set up in the wake of numerous sex attacks during Egypt's first round of protests, said it had 44 reported cases of assault on women in Tahrir Square, the highest number in their history,...
Monday, July 01, 2013
Rights group: 46 cases of harassment in Tahrir on 30 June
Injy Ghozlan, a member of Op Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault, said the group has detected 46 incidents of sexual assault on protesters in Tahrir on Sunday, describing the assaults as "major and shocking." Some of the assaulted victims required...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Security Council Meeting: Women and peace and security
6984th meeting - Sexual violence in conflict. Letter dated 7 June 2013 from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/2013/335).   We invite...
Sunday, June 23, 2013
UN Security Council resolution 2106
UN Security Council resolution 2106, adopted in 2013, adds greater operational details to previous resolutions on this topic, reiterates that all actors, including not only the Security Council and parties to armed conflict, but all Member States...
Monday, June 10, 2013
E-course Women, Peace and Security
19 June-30 July 2013 (E05813) | Register for this course Instructors: Corey Barr and Nicola Popovic It is now recognised that conflict prevention, recovery and peacebuilding cannot succeed if half the population is excluded. Conflict prevention...
Monday, May 20, 2013
Elections 2013: ‘Dir women disenfranchised for security reasons’ , Pakistan
  Restoring peace in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will be a major challenge for the incoming provincial government, says Sirajul Haq, the finance minister-designate in the provincial cabinet. “But it [the provincial government] will have little say on the...
Friday, May 17, 2013
Yemen's women make their voices heard from revolution to constitution
Yemeni women are some of the fiercest women I have ever met. Through conflicts and famine, many have had to struggle for the survival of their families. The abject poverty afflicts Yemeni women in particularly harsh ways, yet they carry on and...

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