Women, Peace and Security

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Monday, October 22, 2018
Promoting women’s political participation: A pathway to peace
The Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Act, which the US Congress passed in October 2017, recognizes that women’s political participation is essential to peace and security. The act mandates a national strategy on WPS; training of relevant personnel...
Friday, March 02, 2018
Platform dedicated to women’s participation in peace processes
Nearly half of the conflict-resolution agreements forged during the 1990s failed within five years and recidivism for civil war is alarmingly high. New thinking on peace and security is needed.  Evidence shows that security efforts are more...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Africa: A Development Approach
With a special attention to gender, this four-year regional development project is designed to strengthen the development responses to mitigate the growth of violent extremism in Africa.  This focus is motivated by the ever-increasing presence of...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM
After years of wrangling and debates among African leaders, the movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM) is gaining real momentum, with a new action plan signed this week by Pan African Parliament (PAP) representatives and the U.N. Population...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Peacebuilding through parliaments
We look to our parliaments to represent us, adopt laws that protect our fundamental rights and freedoms, and distribute resources to those in need. In such ways, parliaments are uniquely positioned to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
President Obama designates the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
On the occasion of Equal Pay Day, President of the United States Barack Obama, designated America’s newest National Monument, the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. This historic house and museum is located in Washington, D.C., and it...
Friday, April 08, 2016
Protests spread all over the world to condemn the murder of Berta Cáceres
After the dreadful murder of Honduran human rights activist and environmental defender, Berta Cáceres, many women organizations have organized protests and acts of repudiation of this crime. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has taken part in two...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Photo report to commemorate International Women's Day
The Huffington Post published recently a compilation of 60 photographs of women protesting around the world. Based on reports by UN Women, the article departs from the fact that women are generally underrepresented in electoral and institutional...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Policy Recommendation: Applying Global Tools to Improve National Action Plans on UNSCR 1325
National action plans (NAPs) are one of the key strategies for realizing the objectives of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. Despite increased emphasis on the importance of NAPs in recent years, major challenges remain. NAPs are typically...
Radhika Coomaraswamy is the lead author of the Global Study on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325. Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Preparations for the 2015 High-level Review and Global Study
In 2000, the Security Council adopted the ground-breaking resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security — the first to link women’s experiences of conflict to the international peace and security agenda. It focused on the disproportionate impact  of...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Pakistan urged to consider women peacekeepers
A visiting senior UN official on Monday urged Pakistan to consider the possibility of sending women police personnel to take part in the world body’s peacekeeping missions. Herve Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General, Department of Peacekeeping...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Political violence against women
Even though women have advanced in terms of the quality and quantity of their political participation in almost every country in the world, some of them are still experiencing gender based harassment and violence in politics. In countries that have...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Patriarchy and militarism in Egypt: from the street to the government
The lack of institutional concern for epidemic levels of sexual harassment and assault in Egypt is part of the larger neglect of the issue of gender equality by the post-revolutionary powers.  Journalist and activist Hania Moheeb spoke out at the ...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Power, Empowerment and Violence against Women, Study Violence as backlash against womens activism
This chapter is from a book “Ending Violence against Women: A Challenge for Development”, the book was written by Francine Pickup with Suzanne Williams and Caroline Sweetman and published by Oxfam GB.An integrated response: human rights and...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Political and social rights: women after the Arab Spring
Women across the Middle East participated actively in what came to be called the Arab Spring that began in late 2010. Often seen as second-class and voiceless citizens in these male-dominant societies, they were a key force in the popular protests,...
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Post-conflict & Transitional participation
According to the Ploughshares, in 2005, armed conflicts raged in 27 countries. In five of them, casualties exceeded 100,000 people, and the indirect costs in human capital, infrastructure and effect on future development are beyond estimation. The...
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Precarious Progress: U.N. Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security
The 2010 Women PeaceMakers Conference coincides with a momentous year, marking both the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the 10th anniversary of UNSCR 1325. In anticipation of these celebrations, this working...
Monday, May 11, 2009
Presentation: 1325/1820 National Action Plans
This presentation was made at the meeting on Increasing Momentum for UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans. It discusses the processes in developing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 National Action Plans (NAPS) and the challenges connected...