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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...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
CLAN LEADERS: MAJOR OBSTACLE TO SOMALI WOMEN’S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
Imagine being a woman who has lived in a stateless, militarised, and violent country for over two decades. Despite all the challenges that come with war you manage to survive and feed your family; you exercise your agency and build peace within your...
Women in Colombia
Thursday, May 09, 2013
No Justice? No Peace! The Women Absent from Colombia's Peace Talks
“No Justice? No Peace!” Never has this chant, which I have heard so often at anti-war rallies, felt so real to me as during the last few months observing the ongoing peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas. The...
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Tunisia Campaign School Helps Aspiring Politicians across the Middle East and North Africa
Wafa Bani Mustafa had already won a seat in Jordan’s parliament. But as she prepared to run for reelection, she wanted to learn more about fundraising techniques, which are not widely used in the region. So last December, ahead of her campaign, she...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Costing and Financing 1325 Estimating the Resources Needed to Implement Women, Peace and Security Resolutions at the National Level
“[P]ublic budgets are not mere financial and economic tools, but are the basic framework within which the model of socio-economic development is shaped, criteria of income redistribution are set and political aims are prioritized.” (European...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Lessons from Women’s Programs in Afghanistan and Iraq
As Afghanistan and Iraq enter a difficult transition period, women in these countries are increasingly vulnerable to having their rights and opportunities set back at least a generation. Deteriorating security in both countries also places women on...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
WOMEN AND THE TRANSITION FROM CONFLICT IN NORTHERN IRELAND: LESSONS FOR PEACE-BUILDING IN ISRAEL/PALESTINE
When we take the experiences of women seriously, the lessons that we can draw from the Northern Ireland peace process for future peace tracks in the Middle East are not necessarily the same lessons that are highlighted in popular comparisons of the...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Implementing UNSCR 1325 in the Asia-Pacific Region
In 2009, the Australian Agency for International Development’s (AusAID) Gender Policy and coordination Section commissioned research on ‘Women, Peace and Security in AusAID Partner Countries: Analysis of the United Nations Security Council...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Misconceptions Abound On Gaza's Women, Politics
It has become commonplace when reading about Gaza to come across descriptions of it as an "Islamist enclave" or "Hamas-controlled territory" and so on. In case someone exists who does not know what Hamas is all about, commentators make sure their...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Political and social rights: women after the Arab Spring
Women across the Middle East participated actively in what came to be called the Arab Spring that began in late 2010. Often seen as second-class and voiceless citizens in these male-dominant societies, they were a key force in the popular protests,...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Supporting women in the democratic transition process in Libya
International IDEA has received numerous requests from Libyan civil society organizations, the National Transitional Council (NTC), the interim government and other official bodies to support the transition to democracy. (News Item - https...
Friday, December 14, 2012
Women as Agents of Peace
In 2011, the United States established a national action plan to implement a U.N. resolution that calls for the equal participation of women in resolving conflicts and building peace. The document is a summary of the U.S. National Action Plan on...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Afghanistan: The Forum on Women, Peace & Security in Afghanistan
The Forum on Women, Peace and Security in Afghanistan, 4-6 December 2012, jointly supported by the N-Peace Network and the Research Institute for Women, Peace and Security (RIWPS), was attended by women Members of Parliament and more than 80 women...
Friday, December 07, 2012
Israel and Palestine: Conflict Shuns Female Brokers
Rachel Dolev, former director of the censorship office of the Israeli military, wrote about the failure to implement Resolution 1325 in August in an article for the Israeli news source Yedioth Ahronoth (also known as Ynet). Part of the reason, she...

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