Women, Peace and Security

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Refugee Women on Greek Islands are in Constant Fear
Since the beginning of the refugee crisis in Europe, refugee women on Greek islands are in constant fear, according to Amnesty International. Shirin, an Afghan journalist, was once shot at by the Taliban. After fleeing near-fatal attacks in her...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Reactions in Brazil after the horrendous raping of a 16-year old girl in Rio de Janeiro
After the brutal raping of a 16-year old girl by 30 men in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, different women's groups have carried out actions of rejection, as this demonstration in Goiania. The victim, who said she believed she would die, is now trying to...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Role of Jordanian women in peacekeeping missions lauded
The Jordanian coalition on UN Resolution 1325 on Monday highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts in reactivating the decision that focuses on women, peace and security in light of the violent conflicts in the region. During a meeting with the press at the...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Roundtable: “From Exclusion to Equality in Latin America? More Rights for More People through Citizen Participation”
With this event The Organization of American States opens a space to debate about the regional advances within the framework of the “Protocol of San Salvador”, accessible here. The debate refers to the importance of promoting and enabling the...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Research Stresses the Importance of Gender Quotas to Improve Life Standards for Girls in India
A recent article authored by Ms. Miriam Kelberg stresses the importance of gender quotas in India as a way to improve the standards of living for girls in this country. Gender quotas in India have had a strong impact at the local level, having...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Radhika Coomaraswamy
Interview with Ms Radhika Coomaraswamy How do you evaluate women’s standing across regions in politics nowadays? Are we improving women’s political participation overall? We are making clear gains in women’s participation in some areas. Globally,...
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Regional Strategy "Protection of Arab Women: Peace and Security"
Security Council Resolution 1325, issued in the year 2000 on "Women, Peace and Security" together with the subsequent and related complementary decisions, constituted a critical turning point in addressing the human security of women during and...
Friday, October 23, 2015
Regional Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security unveiled by the Arab League
As part of the United Nations review process of the Security Council resolution 1325, the Arab League unveiled an action plan for women, peace, and security for the Middle East and North African region. Fifteen years after the adoption of resolution...
Friday, October 23, 2015
Regional Conference celebrating the 15th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Prospects and Challenges
The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH), the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW), and the General Union of Jordanian Women organized a regional conference on October 5th and 6th, 2015 in the...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Report from SIGAR: Challenges to Securing Afghan Women’s Gains in a Post-2014 Environment
The situation for women during the Taliban regime contrasted sharply with that observed in earlier periods, particularly the era of the Soviet occupation (1979-89). During the Soviet occupation, Afghan Communist party leaders ran the country and...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo
The present report contains the findings of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, following her visit to Papua New Guinea. The Special Rapporteur examines the situation of violence against women in the...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
RI’s women peace activists receive 2013 N-Peace Awards
Two Indonesian women peace activists have won the 2013 N-Peace Awards for their efforts to promote women's equality and protection of women against discrimination. “The N-Peace Awards for Indonesia this year is awarded to Bapak Suprayoga Hadi and...
Monday, July 01, 2013
Rights group: 46 cases of harassment in Tahrir on 30 June
Injy Ghozlan, a member of Op Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault, said the group has detected 46 incidents of sexual assault on protesters in Tahrir on Sunday, describing the assaults as "major and shocking." Some of the assaulted victims required...