Women, Peace and Security

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Engaging women in sustaining peace: A guide to best practices
Since its establishment in 2000, the The Community of Democracies (CoD) has affirmed and maintained a commitment to engaging women in all aspects of democratic gover - nance and development, including women’s political participation and inclusion in...
Friday, June 08, 2018
Ecuadorian politician and poet becomes fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly
The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday elected Ecuadorean Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of its upcoming 73rd session; only the fourth woman to hold that position in the history of the world body, and the first...
Friday, November 03, 2017
Expanding women’s leadership requires changing masculinities
On 25 October, women leaders and experts gathered at the UN Headquarters to discuss issues of masculinities, violence against women, and women’s participation in peace and justice in transitional societies. With 2 billion people across 35 countries...
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...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Expert’s take: Leveraging leadership among Syrian women—a strong constituency for peace
Syria, once a cradle of civilization, a country known for its rich history, the kindness and hospitality of its people and unmistaken beauty, continues to be blighted by violent conflict and terrorism. The brutal conflict, now in its fifth year, has...
Monday, May 16, 2016
Eliminating Discriminatory Laws and Closing Gender Gaps
Worldwide, several challenges to the full realization of women's rights persist, and women continue face discrimination in access to education, work, social protection, inheritance, economic assets, productive resources and participation in...
Friday, April 08, 2016
European Women's Lobby joins Women Refugee Commission to raise awareness on the situation of women refugees
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and the Women Refugee Commission (WRC) have decided to work together to raise awareness on the situation of women and girls in Europe fleeing conflict. European and national policies are gender blind to the reality...
UNSCR 1325
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Empowering the Role of Women in Post-conflict Peacekeeping
By Dilini Fernando   The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security is a fundamental instrument for women’s empowerment in post-conflict peacekeeping in the 21st century. The resolution defines the key role of women in the...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Empowering the Role of Women in Post-conflict Peacekeeping
By Dilini Fernando   The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security is a fundamental instrument for women’s empowerment in post-conflict peacekeeping in the 21st century. The resolution defines the key role of women in the...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground
Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on...
Friday, January 10, 2014
Empowering Egyptian women despite the odds
Egyptian women have been the worst sufferers in the revolution and the rise of Islamist factions has seen curtailment of the rights of women, said a leading women's activist from the North African nation whose organisation has been quietly operating...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Efforts to develop a gender perspective in NATO-led operations get mixed review
The Review of the Practical Implications of UNSCR 1325 for the Conduct of NATO-led Operations and Missions was commissioned by Allied leaders at the 2012 Chicago Summit. The aim was to take stock of efforts to integrate a gender perspective in the...
Monday, October 28, 2013
EU guidelines on violence against women and girls and combating all forms of discrimination against them
These guidelines are based on a solid multilateral acquis, the most recent milestones of which are the UN Secretary-General's in-depth study on all forms of violence against women (2006), the work on indicators on violence carried out by Ms Yakin...
Monday, July 01, 2013
Egypt Tahrir Square Sexual Assaults Widespread, Women's Groups Warn
Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment, an Egyptian women's group set up in the wake of numerous sex attacks during Egypt's first round of protests, said it had 44 reported cases of assault on women in Tahrir Square, the highest number in their history,...
Monday, June 10, 2013
E-course Women, Peace and Security
19 June-30 July 2013 (E05813) | Register for this course Instructors: Corey Barr and Nicola Popovic It is now recognised that conflict prevention, recovery and peacebuilding cannot succeed if half the population is excluded. Conflict prevention,...
Monday, May 20, 2013
Elections 2013: ‘Dir women disenfranchised for security reasons’ , Pakistan
  Restoring peace in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will be a major challenge for the incoming provincial government, says Sirajul Haq, the finance minister-designate in the provincial cabinet. “But it [the provincial government] will have little say on the...
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....
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...