Women, Peace and Security

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Participants of the fourth Women Constitution-Makers Dialogue, held in October 2022.
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Building Women’s Expertise and Comparative Knowledge of Decentralization Processes: Fourth Annual Women Constitution-Makers’ Dialogue
TRANSFORMING CONSTITUTION-BUILDING In a global context of democratic backsliding and growing intrastate and interstate conflicts, the imperative of women’s full and equal participation in constitution-building and peace processes is more urgent than...
Biden's first year: A mirage of gender parity  - © Washington Post/Pool/ The Hill
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Biden's first year: A mirage of gender parity
Joseph Robinette Biden stood before America answering questions for nearly two hours the day before his one-year anniversary of becoming president. The press lobbed question after question on Russia, the pandemic, the economy, voting rights and even...
Une infirmière parle avec des femmes rassemblées dans une clinique soutenue par l'UNICEF lors d'une session de sensibilisation à la nutrition à Kandahar, en Afghanistan. © UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi
Monday, January 24, 2022
Bachelet: Women’s participation forging peace worldwide, ‘vastly worse’ post pandemic
With COVID-19, the situation for women human rights defenders and the prospects for women's full participation in building peace, has become “vastly worse”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday. Michelle Bachelet was...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Building durable peace: Women’s role is vital
By Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Nepal Country Director Ten years have passed since Nepal ended its decade-long conflict. These last ten years have been not only an opportunity for Nepal to build and maintain peace, but it’s been a time of reflection and...
Friday, February 12, 2016
Breaking Barriers to Justice: Ending Violence against Women in the Americas
In the framework of International Women’s Day 2016, the Mission of the United States to the Organization of American States (OAS), the Mission of Canada to the OAS and the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS have partnered to...
Women in Rwanda
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Background Information on Sexual Violence used as a Tool of War, Rwanda
"Sexual violence in conflict needs to be treated as the war crime that it is; it can no longer be treated as an unfortunate collateral damage of war." — UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura The victims of...
Arab Spring
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa  4:15 PM – 7:00 PM, October 22th, 2013at Johns Hopkins University's Rome Auditorium1619 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C.Seats are limited | Register...
Monday, March 12, 2007
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Pack: Gender and Armed Conflict
Mainstream approaches to conflict and reconstruction fail to recognise how armed conflict exacerbates gender inequality. This pack explores the impact of armed conflict on gender relations, analysing the distinct ways in which women and men are...
Thursday, July 31, 2003
Bridge gender and development in brief. Issue 13: gender and armed conflict
Conventional understandings of war and its aftermath overlook the impact on gender relations. Gender inequality pre-dates and is often exacerbated by conflict. But this does not mean that women are always victims and men only perpetrators. Men also...