Post-conflict and Transitional Participation

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
ABC for a Gender Sensitive Constitution: Hanbdook for engendering constitution-making
During political transitions it is important to put emphasis on women’s rights and gender equality in order to take the opportunity to correct the historical exclusion of women from the political sphere. Thus, a reform process towards democracy can...
Ameena Alrasheed, Ph.D
Monday, February 09, 2015
Ameena AlRasheed
Dr.Ameena Alrasheed speaks to us about women, peace and security and the implementation of UNSCR1325 in the Middle East and North Africa region What measures can/should be put in place to guarantee women’s political participation in post-conflict...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Aung San Suu Kyi and the Violent Politics of Peace
Two winners of the Nobel Peace Prize will meet this week in Myanmar. One, President Barack Obama, is often criticized for his use of force and violence from Guantanamo Bay to the Middle East. The other, Aung San Suu Kyi, is celebrated as a human...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Arab Youth : Civic Engagement & Economic Participation
Arab Youth and Evolving Regional Context The Arab region has been experiencing a massive youth bulge, with more than half of most countries’ populations under the age of 25. Young men and women in the Arab region today are the most educated; thus...
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...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Africa: Women in Africa - Leading the Way?
Historically, customs and traditional laws in Africa hindered women's access to education and development, while promoting, to a varying degree, a culture of male dominance across the continent. However, there is now growing recognition of the...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
As Election Nears in Afghanistan, Women’s Political Participation Is Critical
Last May, Afghanistan’s upper house of parliament quietly removed an electoral law that stipulated that a quarter of all provincial council seats should be allotted to women. When women politicians found out nearly a month later, they fought to have...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Arab women: The key to Middle East progress?
Most American media coverage of the Middle East paints a bleak picture of the status of women. There certainly is reason for pessimism given the perpetuation of honor killings and child marriages and, more generally, the exclusion of women from...
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...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Acting Head of UN Women Lakshmi Puri calls for Egyptian women’s voices to be heard without threat of violence
Egypt’s women have been at the heart of the vibrant civil society movement that continues to press for the rights of all Egyptians. Their participation in public life and the inclusion of their needs and priorities in any political solution is a...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A Multi Track Gender Sensitive Mediation Training Course, Nepal
Peace Women Across the Globe and Sangat – a South Asian Feminist Network invite women leaders, activists and peacebuilders to apply for a 3 week mediation training course to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from September 18 to October 08, 2013. The...
Monday, March 11, 2013
Agents of Change: Yousra Fraous, the Arab Institute for Human Rights
Since the revolution of January 2011, IDEA has been following closely the transition to democracy in Tunisia. Over the past two years, the Institute has strengthened its presence on the ground to provide support to the ongoing constitutional process...
Saturday, February 09, 2013
A Tale of Muslim Women Sparking Political Change
Historically, the Muslimah played the role of protagonist in more than one screenplay of political change. Whether in 18th century Nigeria with the rise of Nana Asma'u, or during the 16th and 17th century of Ottoman rule with the Sultanate of Women...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Afghanistan: UN calls for more Afghan women protection
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in prosecuting cases of rape, forced marriages and domestic violence. The UN collected information from 22 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces...
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...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Afghanistan: Women's rights may hinge on Tokyo Conference
Participants at the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan will help develop a roadmap for Afghanistan and determine whether the international community can deliver on its development goals, including the elusive goal of securing Afghan women’s rights.  "...
Friday, February 24, 2012
Arab States: Arab Spring: Prospects for Democracy
Timezone: America/New York   Location:  The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico Register: The...
Thursday, January 19, 2012
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building. Full of world examples of ground-breaking agreements and innovative provisions adopted during processes of...