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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Syria: Report “Peacebuilding defines our future now”
The war in Syria has started five years ago. Tens of thousands of Syrians are either dead or missing and about 50% of Syrians have had no choice but to flee their homes for the hope of a better future for their families. The humanitarian crisis in...
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Somali Women Mobilizing for Peace
Following the downfall of President Siad Barre in 1991, a civil war broke out in Somalia between the factions. The internecine conflict has taken its heavy toll on all Somalis, but women in general face a disproportionate burden. With many men...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Syrian Women Know How To Defeat ISIS
To the Islamic State, Syrian women are slaves. To much of the rest of the world, they are victims. It's time we expose their real identity: an untapped resource for creating lasting peace. In an article recently published by TIME, we lay out their...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
State of Local Democracy in the Arab World
This report includes a tool for carrying out self-assessments of the state of local democracy. The assessment tool was developed by International IDEA and has been used with great success to carry out assessments in many countries, including new as...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Shaheer George
Egyptian political activist Shaheer George speaks about the 2014 constitution, the role of civil society in advancing women's rights after the 2011 revolution and the different perspectives on women's political empowerment across generations.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Survey Report: Syria Peace Talks Fail to Engage Women
In partnership with the Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria, Inclusive Security conducted a survey of 110 women living and working inside Syria. The resulting report shows they overwhelmingly support the inclusion of women, and of civil...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Syrian women meet to support peace efforts
UN Women together with the Government of the Netherlands will convene a two-day meeting (12-13 January) of Syrian women in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting is part of the UN’s longer-term efforts to support Syrian women and civil society’s...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Summary of E-Discussion on Women’s participation in politics in (post) conflict countries: Role of women in peace negotiations
iKNOW Politics organized an online discussion on the role of women in (post) conflict situations and in peace negotiations, in Arabic, English, French and Spanish . The discussion went on for a period of 3 weeks and received contributions from 18...
Monday, September 30, 2013
Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security
Jointly developed by the Australian Government's Australian Civil-Military Centre and UN Women, "Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security" explores how the international community has and can meet its commitments on women, peace and security. The...
Monday, August 26, 2013
South peace talks 'should involve women', Thailand
International donors and state authorities need to stop merely supporting charitable activities for Malayu Muslim women in the deep South and start properly engaging them in the peace dialogue, it has been claimed. Panellists at the launch of the "...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Shirin Ebadi Urges Arab Women to Keep the Faith
 "The main obstacle for post-revolutionary Arab women is a "patriarchal culture" that imposes a false interpretation on Islam." On the sideline of an April 2 conference hosted by Columbia University Law School, Shirin Ebadi, who in 2003 became the...
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...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Syria: Role of Syrian women evolves as war rages on
Women and girls were in the forefront when the uprising began nearly two years ago with peaceful protests, in part because they were considered less likely than men to arouse the suspicions of the government’s security apparatus. But now — largely...
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Strong voices: Yemeni Women's Political Participation from Protest to Transition
Based on focus group discussions with women from different backgrounds in Aden, Sa’ada, Sana’a and Ta’iz, the report, prepared by SaferWorld, seeks to shed light on the participation of women in street and institutional politics during Yemen’s...
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Syria: Rape is shredding Syria's social fabric
I keep wishing it is not true, too, but what I told the driver that day is that his story sounds all too familiar: Of the hundreds of cases of sexualized violence against Syrian women and men I have heard and documented as the director of the Women...
Monday, September 17, 2012
Syria: “It’s every woman’s duty to participate in the revolution”: women fighters in Syria
According to Suhair Atassi, a female activist and a Syrian National Council member in Cairo, there is a female brigade in Dera’a numbering around 1,000. In Antakiya, I met rebel fighter, Bassel, on his way out of Syria after spending over a year...
Friday, August 17, 2012
Somalia: Women fight for parliament seats
Women from the civil society and political activists are demanding for their 30 percent quota as the deadline to the formation of a new government draws near. A new 275 member parliament is set to be formed and concerns are growing among Somali...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Syria: Targeted by violence, Syrian refugee women don't know where to turn for help
More than 75% of assisted Syrian refugees are women and children. The targeting of civilians is well documented. But sexual violence against women and girls receives little attention. Cultural norms often prevent survivors from reporting sexual...

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