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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Nominations for the 2015 N-Peace Awards are now open!
The N-Peace Awards are an annual celebration of women who are building peace and preventing conflict in six Asian countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines. The awards also recognize male peacebuilders who work...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
No Seat for Syrian Women at the Peace Talks
The talks in Syria began today, with the Syrian government and opposition exchanging accusations and invectives. Missing was the voice of nonviolent civilians, especially women, even through they have been trying for months to have a seat at the...
Monday, December 30, 2013
Nepal women’s talk radio works to mediate conflict within communities
iraha, NEPAL, SOUTHERN ASIA: Sanju Kumari Das is a petite, soft-spoken woman, but don’t let that fool you. Hailing from Siraha, a volatile district in Nepal’s eastern Terai, this formidable 26 year-old commands the attention of political giants,...
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, 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, 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...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Norway's strategic plan 2011-13: Women, Peace and Security
The participation of women in key decision-making processes related to peace and security is a goal in itself. Their contribution is also important in preventing, managing and resolving conflict, and not least in building up societies after conflict...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
NDI staffer seeks to connect Somali women in parliament, civil society
Hodan Ahmed and her family were forced to flee Somalia in 1991. The civil war that drove them from their home would go on for two decades. Ahmed live abroad in India and then in Kenya, where she got her education and began her career, but her dream...
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...
Friday, March 01, 2013
NDI: Women at the Forefront of Political Change
During the week leading up to International Women's Day, Vital Voices Global Partnership and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) are co-hosting a panel discussion with two women leaders at the forefront of political change in their countries....
Monday, January 28, 2013
NDI & UNDP: Empowering Women for Stronger Political Parties: A Good Practices Guide to Promote Women's Political Participation
A good practices guide to promote women's political participation.
Monday, December 10, 2012
N-Peace Second Regional Training of the Trainers (ToT) Report.
The Second N-Peace Regional Training of the Trainers (ToT) was carried out by UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Centre (APRC) in partnership with the Institute for Inclusive Security, from 20-27 November 2012, bringing together twenty-eight women peace...
Thursday, September 27, 2012
NDI: NDI, IRI Honor Aung San Suu Kyi
“Democracy is not perfect, but it is the best system so far,” said Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese activist, member of parliament and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate at a Sept. 19 dinner co-hosted by NDI and the International Republican Institute (IRI). “...
Monday, June 25, 2012
North Korea: Women Facing Harsh New Pressures
Photo credit: Jean Chung for The International Herald Tribune Some of his Kim Jung Un's regime’s first policy moves in the economic sphere “were focused on re-enforcing controls” from the central government, according to a new paper by Stephan...
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
NDI: Prospects for Democracy in Sudan: A Discussion of Sudan's Evolving Political Landscape
THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE Cordially Invites You To Prospects for Democracy in Sudan: A Discussion of Electoral Reform, Election Observation and Sudan's Evolving Political Landscape With Ali Mohammed Ali Chairman Sudanese Group for...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Nigeria: Political Transition and the Complexities of Gender Empowerment
This paper describes the presence of women in institutionalized politics in Nigeria.
Friday, February 29, 2008
National Security Policy-Making and Gender
This tool provides an introduction to the benefits and opportunities of integrating gender issues into national-level security policy making. As strategic documents, security policies are critically important in establishing a coordinated response...
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
New Technologies and Women in Arab Countries: A Forest Of Concepts, A Complex Reality
This paper describes the notion of cyberfeminism and its implications in North Africa and Middle East with a specific focus on socio-economic and political developments in the region. It also illustrates the impact of technological advancement on...