Women, Peace and Security

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Hafsa Mossi, former Burundian government minister, assassinated
Former Burundian government minister and spokeswoman Hafsa Mossi was shot dead by unknown assailants in the capital Bujumbura last month. "Hon. Mossi assassinated 10.30 in Gihosha", in the east of Bujumbura by, "two criminals in a vehicle," police...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Violations Against Women in Syria and the Disproportionate Impact of the Conflict on Them
The ceasefire, brokered in February 2016, is beginning to fail. As violence once again escalates in Syria, and the international community fails to protect the Syrian women and men from mass atrocities, WILPF believes that addressing the root causes...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN campaign highlights unsung work of women in Middle East peace-building
The Guardian has published an article on UN’s campaign to highlight the role of women in peace-building and conflict resolution– hoping that their largely unsung work in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Palestine will inspire others. A series of five...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Council establishes mandate on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
The Human Rights Council decided to appoint, for a period of three years, an Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  It also adopted a resolution on youth and human...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Refugee Women on Greek Islands are in Constant Fear
Since the beginning of the refugee crisis in Europe, refugee women on Greek islands are in constant fear, according to Amnesty International. Shirin, an Afghan journalist, was once shot at by the Taliban. After fleeing near-fatal attacks in her...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
A Year in Crisis for Yemen’s Women
According to UNFPA, there are 21.2 million people in need in Yemen, 3.4 million of them women and girls of reproductive age. Women & Girls Hub published this article by UNFPA Yemen. Click here to access the full news story. During times of...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
NATO appoints first woman as deputy head
On 27 June 2016, NATO appointed Rose Gottemoeller as deputy head of the alliance organization, the first woman to hold the post, a statement said. Gottemoeller is a career US diplomat whose nomination to the NATO post in March by President Barack...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Quota system to empower women in the Arab world
Mohammad Shoeb publishes in Qatar’s The Peninsula this article on women’s integration through quota systems. Integration of women in all walks of life, including national assemblies and other law-making entities, through quotas is a must to...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
OpenDemocracy defends grassroots women crisis responders
OpenDemocracy has published the following report in defense of grassroots women crisis responders. “False claims that deny the impact of grassroots women's crisis responses are diverting much needed resources away from the very people making the...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Director of leading feminist organization Nazra banned from travel
The Executive Director of Nazra For Feminist Studies center, Mozn Hassan, was banned from traveling last month. Nazra published the following statement: “The Passport Administration at Cairo International Airport banned this morning feminist...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Training women journalists in Syria
Returning to Syria after working for the BBC in London, Zaina Erhaim found that all of the citizen journalists reporting on the civil war were men. When she decided to run training sessions for women who wanted to be journalists, she quickly...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Legal Standards: Gender Equality and Women's Rights
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Commission”, “the Commission”, or the “IACHR”) has ruled repeatedly on impunity for human rights violations as one of the main obstacles to observance of the rule of law...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Access to Justice for Women Victims of Sexual Violence in Mesoamerica
The Inter‐American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the IACHR”) presents this thematic report in which it examines the dimensions of the problem of sexual violence in Mesoamerica.  It examines the regulatory and...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Peacebuilding through parliaments
We look to our parliaments to represent us, adopt laws that protect our fundamental rights and freedoms, and distribute resources to those in need. In such ways, parliaments are uniquely positioned to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment...
Monday, July 11, 2016
Ensuring That No One Is Left Behind: Financing Gender Equality and Stable and Peaceful Societies for Effective Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially on Gender Equality (Goal 5) and on Stable and Peaceful Societies (Goal 16), provide a critical opportunity to implement commitments on gender equality and peace. This side event will share...
Friday, June 24, 2016
Statement by UN Women's Executive Director on the agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC
Yesterday’s agreement between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) marks a definite step on the road to peace. It is an occasion to be hopeful for the future and to strengthen our resolve to support this...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
ICAN Better Peace Tool
The Better Peace Tool explores the history and evolution of peacemaking in modern times. It considers six common barriers to inclusion and how to overcome them. And it presents a practical four-part framework for the inclusion of women peacebuilders...

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