Women, Peace and Security

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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Might greater gender equality in senior roles help reduce corruption in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine?
Based on the definitions of “corruption” adopted by major international institutions and of “women in power” adopted by the United Nations, this note focuses on whether a larger number of women in power positions in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine...
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Michelle Bachelet of Chile nominated to be next UN Rights Commissioner
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has nominated Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile, to become the next UN high commissioner for human rights. The nomination has been sent to the General Assembly for approval. Bachelet,...
maldives un women
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Maldives: Workshop on women’s participation and leadership in peace and security
The United Nations in Maldives and the UN Women Multi-Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka organized a workshop to discuss women’s participation and leadership in peace and security based on the principles of the historic UN...
Monday, April 25, 2016
Megan Gerrard
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Madeleine Albright op-ed on CNN: A hidden reality: Violence against women in politics.
Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, has published an Op-Ed on CNN on the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2016. Ms. Albright is chairwoman of the Albright Stonebridge Group, and of the National Democratic...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Mean Streets: Identifying and Responding to Urban Refugees' Risks of Gender-Based Violence
The Women’s Refugee Commission improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their...
Monday, February 01, 2016
Mexican women politicians agree to a special protocol against political violence
In the state of Morelos (Mexico), it met last January 28 a group of women holding public office occupied or to arrange a special protocol for women who suffer political violence. The meeting is being held to coincide with the centenary of the first...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Ms. Margot Wallström, Swedish Foreign Minister, Defines as 'Medieval' Saudi Arabia's Treatment of Women
The Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström, declared that Saudi Arabia’s measures against women are ‘medieval’. The declarations followed the decision by the Saudi courts of ordering that Raif Badawi, who had created a webpage encouraging free...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
MPs commit to transformative action on global peace and development
Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) have committed to taking the necessary action to carry forward proposed new sustainable development goals (SDGs) due to be adopted later this year. The success of the SDGs would transform the world and...
Kurdish politician Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman Photo: Linkedin/Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Meet the Kurdish female politician fighting the Islamic State
Kurdish politician Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman tells Sofia Barbarani how her family were murdered in a terrorist attack and why she's battling Isil. To read the article published on 20th February 2015, please click here.
Kristin Lund
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Major General Kristin Lund-Leading change, paving the way for many
Major General Kristin Lund of Norway is the first woman ever to be appointed as Force Commander in United Nations Peacekeeping Operation, and is currently serving with the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). A role model for many, she has...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Malian lawyer builds peace and hope
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her awake at night. Saran Keïta Diakité has listened to countless women recount the atrocities that the people of her war-torn country (...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Misconceptions Abound On Gaza's Women, Politics
It has become commonplace when reading about Gaza to come across descriptions of it as an "Islamist enclave" or "Hamas-controlled territory" and so on. In case someone exists who does not know what Hamas is all about, commentators make sure their...
Monday, May 11, 2009
Meeting Report: Increasing Momentum for UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans
This is a summary report from the meeting aimed at discussing strategies for increasing the development and implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 National Action Plans. The meeting was convened by Mary Robinson, former...