Women, Peace and Security

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UN Photo/Albert González Farran South African women peacekeepers who served with the UN – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNMAMID) celebrate their national Women’s Day in Kutum, North Darfur.
Friday, December 16, 2022
Gender parity, the only path to gender equality: Guterres
Gender equality remains essentially, a question of power, said the UN chief on Monday, but to change the culture of male-domination and bring balance, we need equality in terms of leadership, decision-making and participation at all levels....
President of Inter-Parliamentary Union, Duarte Pacheco delivers remarks at the 145th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union that is underway in Kigali from October 11 to 15. Village Urugwiro (The New Times)
Friday, October 21, 2022
Gender-sensitive parliaments can help end conflicts – IPU president
More women parliamentarians can play a major role in addressing global security conflicts, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) president, Duarte Pacheco, has said. Speaking Monday October 11, at a press conference on the side-lines of the ongoing IPU’s...
Procesos de paz con perspectiva de género: Fortalecimiento de la participación significativa de las mujeres mediante la creación de grupos de apoyo - ONU Mujeres
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Gender-inclusive peace processes: Strengthening women’s meaningful participation through constituency building
In July 2021, UN Women convened the global conference “Gender-inclusive peace processes: Strengthening women’s meaningful participation through constituency building”, in partnership with CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation, and with financial...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Gender Justice Struggle in Egypt
When the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) Regional Coalition for Middle East and North Africa met last month in Beirut, one seat was noticeably empty. While completing departure procedures at Cairo International Airport, authorities informed Mozn...
Monday, May 16, 2016
Ghana started a process to establish a Women´s Situation Room
The process to establish a Women’s Situation Room has started in Ghana. The idea is to use the experience and expertise of women in order to prevent the conflict that may arise in the November polls. The idea of a Women’s Situation Room was created...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Global efforts for the incorporation of the gender perspective to drug policies
The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs adopted in Vienna, Austria, a resolution on the necessity of incorporating the gender perspective to drug-related policies and programmes.  The resolution  highlights the importance of policies and programmes on...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Gender, Peace and Security in the Americas: A policy round-table
Event Description This policy round-table, organized jointly by the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), will focus on...
Monday, January 18, 2016
GAPS report: Assessing UK Government Action on Women, Peace and Security in 2015
GAPS (Gender Action for Peace and Security) published a shadow report following as a response to the UK government’s annual Report to Parliament published in December 2015 and which lays out the progress of the country’s National Action Plan on...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Global Leader's Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
Last Sunday, 27 September, took place at the United Nations Headquarters of New York a historic gathering to promote the political, social, and economic empowerment of women at the global level. The meeting was co-hosted by the People’s Republic of...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Geneva II offers best chance for a political solution to Syria Crisis
Oxfam calls for increased participation of women and civil society organizations in peace process The Geneva II Conference, which opens today, must deliver real change in the lives of ordinary Syrians, says the worldwide development organization...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Global: PCDN Interview with Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini is the co-founder of the International Civil society Action Network (ICAN)
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini is the co-founder of the International Civil society Action Network (ICAN) (www.icanpeacework.org), a US-based NGO dedicated to supporting civil society activism in peace and security in conflict-affected countries. For over...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
GLOBAL: Landmark UN Resolution on Equality Stuck on Paper
On Wednesday, the 15-member Council opened its eighth open debate on "Women, Peace, and Security" at U.N. headquarters in New York. According to the U.N. report on Women, Peace, and Security, there have been gains in the broad areas for...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
GENDER: U.N. Women's Treaty Weakened by Slew of Reservations
The lack of implementation of CEDAW is exacerbated by countries’ reservations to the treaty. Many countries, including most Muslim countries [with the exceptions of Afghanistan and Yemen], have significant and broad reservations to CEDAW that...
Gender and State Building in South Sudan
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Gender and Statebuilding in South Sudan
Part of a series of U.S. Institute of Peace reports on state building in South Sudan, this report asserts that equality between women and men and among women—as well as women’s security, economic empowerment, and meaningful participation—should be...
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Gender Equality and Good Governance : Improving Services for Women
To see details of the event please see the attached flyer.
Friday, February 09, 2007
Getting it Right, Doing it Right: Gender and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration
This handbook calls upon participants and decision-makers to consider the needs of women and girls in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) processes. It provides the insight, knowledge and tools that will allow policy makers and...
Thursday, July 31, 2003
Gender and armed conflict- Supporting Resources Collection
This collection of resources on gender and armed conflict sheds light on how gender inequality intersects with armed conflict and its aftermath, resulting in gender-specific disadvantage that is often overlooked. It forms part of the Cutting Edge...