Women, Peace and Security

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
UN envoy in Iraq calls for inclusion of women in politics, decision-making process
Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Iraq, Alice Walpole, on Sunday called for an increase of women’s role in politics and include them in the decision-making process in Iraq and elsewhere. Her comments were delivered during...
Friday, June 07, 2019
UN organization lauds Egypt's plan of action on women
The UN Women Organization lauded the strong initiative adopted by Egypt and its decision to work out the first national plan of action to put into effect UN resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.  The resolution reaffirms the important role...
Friday, September 07, 2018
UNGA 2018: Accelerating the women’s movement for peace and humanitarian action
Hosted by the Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund, in partnership with Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, UNFPA and UN Women. The evening event and reception will focus on "Innovating and Challenging the Status...
Friday, September 07, 2018
UNGA 2018: First Ladies high level Forum
Held annually during the week of the United Nations General Assembly, the First Ladies High Level Forum Annual Peace Award Dinner is one of the most anticipated women in executive leadership-focused events in New York City. The event brings together...
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, talks about combining Diplomacy and Motherhood
At 42, Samantha Power became the youngest person to be appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Now, she is a powerful force in steering America’s foreign policy and dictating intervention abroad. “My style in diplomacy is my style as a...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Unpacking Gender: The Humanitarian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan
With no political solution on the horizon to end the conflict in Syria, it is clear that humanitarian agencies must continue to prepare for a protracted conflict. In late 2013, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) undertook an extensive literature...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
UN Reviews Turkey's Compliance with CEDAW
Turkey’s performance in implementing the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was reviewed by a United Nations committee on July 13, as a Turkish delegation provided official figures and answered the...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN campaign highlights unsung work of women in Middle East peace-building
The Guardian has published an article on UN’s campaign to highlight the role of women in peace-building and conflict resolution– hoping that their largely unsung work in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Palestine will inspire others. A series of five...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
UN Women debuts "We Are Here" documentary series
UN Women Regional Office for Arab States announced on 18 May 2016 the debut and release of a six-part documentary series under the title of “We Are Here” highlighting the political, social, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution work of women living...
Friday, March 11, 2016
UN Report dennounces severe violations of Human Rights in South Sudan, affecting particularly women
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights has just published a new report on the serious situation affecting human rights in South Sudan. The report describes a multitude of horrendous human rights violations, including a...
Friday, January 08, 2016
United Nations and the Network of Women in Plural urge for justice after the murder of the mayor of Temixco
After an election campaign that had acrimoniously questioned the relevance of the political participation of women, the last elections in Mexico to renew the local Congress in Morelos resulted in the election of six local deputies and six mayors....
Thursday, April 09, 2015
UN Women: Peace and security specialist
  UN WOMEN, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as...
Women in Darfur
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
UNSCR 1325 triumphs and discontents in Darfur
By iKNOW Politics expert Dr.Amina Alrasheed Nayel   The publication tackles cases from all the continents and addresses issue of security and peace and the mechanism and strategies adopted to implement 1325. The book is thorough critique with...
Friday, April 11, 2014
UN Security Resolution 1325
The Security Council adopted resolution (S/RES/1325) on women and peace and security on 31 October 2000. The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building,...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
UN: Violence against women in Afghanistan 'pandemic'
Interview with UN Women chief Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. "Although women's rights in Afghanistan have improved since 2001, female politicians and activists have been increasingly subjected to threats, intimidation and attacks..." 
Friday, October 18, 2013
UN Security Council adopts new resolution, urges women’s full inclusion in peace talks and transitional justice
The UN Security Council today demonstrated renewed determination to put women’s leadership at the centre of all efforts to resolve conflict and promote peace. By unanimous vote, the Council adopted a resolution that sets in place stronger measures...
Sunday, June 23, 2013
UN Security Council resolution 2106
UN Security Council resolution 2106, adopted in 2013, adds greater operational details to previous resolutions on this topic, reiterates that all actors, including not only the Security Council and parties to armed conflict, but all Member States...