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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
IPU: Burkina Faso- Concrete Steps Underway to Tackle Violence Against Women in Burkina Faso
Efforts to make Burkina Faso only the second country in West Africa after Benin to legislate against all forms of violence against women and girls get underway next week. A two-day consultation organized by the Burkinabè parliament and IPU on 14-15...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A Global Crescendo - Womens Voices from Conflict Zones
On October 29th the UN Security Council will hold its 8th annual debate on Women, Peace and Security (resolution 1325). This year’s debate will focus on women’s participation in peace processes, an essential component of the full implementation of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
GLOBAL: Landmark UN Resolution on Equality Stuck on Paper
On Wednesday, the 15-member Council opened its eighth open debate on "Women, Peace, and Security" at U.N. headquarters in New York. According to the U.N. report on Women, Peace, and Security, there have been gains in the broad areas for...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
GENDER: U.N. Women's Treaty Weakened by Slew of Reservations
The lack of implementation of CEDAW is exacerbated by countries’ reservations to the treaty. Many countries, including most Muslim countries [with the exceptions of Afghanistan and Yemen], have significant and broad reservations to CEDAW that...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
UN Women: Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Commends Security Council for Renewed Progress on Women, Peace and Security
UN Under-Secretary-General for UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, has commended the UN Security Council for its willingness to accelerate progress on historic resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. The Council marked the 10th anniversary of...
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Egypt's Women Keep Showing Power in Protest
Egypt's revolution is now often described as hijacked and women's legal rights are seen as vulnerable to an Islamic-style promotion of marriage and family. But in a show of their own force, women keep braving the deadly dangers of street protests....
Mme Karman et Mme Osman se sont également entretenues avec le secrétaire général de l’OTAN, M. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, en marge de la conférence. Photo-OTAN
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
NATO conference discusses women, peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa
Leading NATO officials and female representatives from Tunisia, Jordan, Libya, Yemen, Morocco and Rwanda discussed progress made in promoting the role of women in peace and security at a conference from 28-29 March. The aim of the conference was to...
Friday, January 27, 2012
N-PEACE Regional Training of Trainers
From the 3-10 February 2012, twenty-two women peace advocates from the N-Peace Network countries – Nepal, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Indonesia – will participant in the first N-Peace Network Training of Trainers (ToT) Programme coordinated by the...
Gender and State Building in South Sudan
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Gender and Statebuilding in South Sudan
Part of a series of U.S. Institute of Peace reports on state building in South Sudan, this report asserts that equality between women and men and among women—as well as women’s security, economic empowerment, and meaningful participation—should be...
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Side Events – Open Debate: Women’s Participation and Role in Conflict Prevention and Mediation
Thursday October 20 •Integrating a Disability Perspective into Security Council Resolution 1325 National Action Plans Monday October 24 •Launch of e-learning course: Implementation of SCR 1325 on women and peace and security Tuesday October 25 •...
Sunday, October 09, 2011
The Security Sector and Gender in West Africa: A survey of police, defence, justice and penal services in ECOWAS states
Since 2008, when the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) began working on gender and security sector transformation in West Africa, we have repeatedly been asked for information on gender and security from other countries...
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Egyptian Women Lay Claim to Revolutionary Role
Women who have been joining the Egyptian protests to oust Mubarak minimize the risk that the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood could dominate a future government. If the revolution succeeds, they look forward to playing a part in the transition. We...
Aid effectiveness
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Aid Effectiveness and the Implementation of SCR 1325 in Nepal - Financing Inclusive Peace and Security for Women in Nepal
Actualizing the promises and potential of Security Council resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889 requires intentional action at the national level by a range of stakeholders. SCR 1889, adopted by the Security Council in October 2009, calls on Member...
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Precarious Progress: U.N. Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security
The 2010 Women PeaceMakers Conference coincides with a momentous year, marking both the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the 10th anniversary of UNSCR 1325. In anticipation of these celebrations, this working...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Drafting and Adopting National Action Plans for the Implementation of Resolution 1325 in the Countries of Southeast Europe
In the lead up to this year’s ten year anniversary in October of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) there has been a global push to increase the number of National Action Plans on implementation. In our region of Southeast Europe NAPs are...
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Gender Equality and Good Governance : Improving Services for Women
To see details of the event please see the attached flyer.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Inside Rwanda's gender revolution
Last month, Rwanda achieved something no other country had ever done before: produce a legislature in which women outnumber men. The results of last month's parliamentary elections gave women 45 out of the 80 seats in the chamber of deputies, or 56...
Friday, May 29, 2009
Sexual Violence in Conflict: One Year After UN Resolution 1820
Overview:The problems of sexual violence during armed conflict are multi-dimensional, whether these concern sexual torture, opportunistic sexual violence, or systematic sexual abuse institutionalized through tactics of war. In an attempt to address...

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