Women, Peace and Security

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Women Peace and Security Index 2019/20
This first update of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index provides important insights into patterns and progress on women’s well-being and empowerment around the world. It reflects a shared vision that countries are more peaceful and...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Women's rights a pillar of UAE foreign policy, says minister
Women’s rights are a pillar of the UAE’s foreign policy, Minister of State Zaki Nusseibeh told a conference on sexual and gender-based violence in Oslo on Thursday 23th. A UAE delegation, lead by Mr Nusseibeh, co-hosted the "International Conference...
Friday, April 12, 2019
Women must be at ‘centre of peacekeeping decision-making’, UN chief tells Security Council
Through its landmark resolution 1325 on women and peace and security, the Council reaffirmed the participation and involvement of women, which the UN chief hailed as “a key element in the maintenance of international peace and security”. He also...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Women in Public Administration
“Increasing the proportion of women in public institutions makes them more representative, increases innovation, improves decision-making and benefits whole societies” - António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, Message on International...
Friday, March 22, 2019
We'll start seeing more lasting peace when women get more seats at the negotiating table
Peace agreements last 35% longer when women are involved in the negotiating process. But too often, they're not. For most of human history, war and peace have been decided at tables full of men. But as the world moves slowly but surely towards more...
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Women are the key to peace
By Melanne Verveer, Anjali Dayal. Conflict rocked more countries in 2016 than at any other time in nearly 30 years. The upswell in violence led U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres to call for a “surge in diplomacy for peace.” Part of that effort...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Women Leaders Global Forum in Iceland
The Women Leaders Global Forum is where women leaders discuss and share ideas and solutions on how to further advance society, increase equality between women and men and promote and positively develop the number of women in leadership positions....
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Women’s meaningful participation in negotiating peace and the implementation of peace agreements: Report of the Expert Group Meeting
This report reflects discussions held during the May 2018 Expert Group Meeting hosted by UN Women on women’s meaningful participation in negotiating peace and the implementation of peace agreements. The meeting included some 50 experts from a...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
We too: At gathering of nations, women’s voices ring loud
By Angela Charlton, In a pivotal week for women in the United States, the U.N. put forth its own clarion set of female voices at its annual meeting of nations. And women’s empowerment was only one of their rallying cries. At the U.N. General...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation
The African Union Commission, UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and the Government of Germany are organizing a high-level “Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation.” The forum is scheduled...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Women and Political Transition: The Risk of Replicating Inequality and the Fundamental Need for Gender Parity in Decision-Making
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) includes gender equality and women’s empowerment programming as a key facet of its democracy-building work in countries transitioning from violent conflict to more stable political processes...
Monday, October 10, 2016
War disproportionately affects women, so why so few female peacekeepers?
As atrocities mount in South Sudan, with reports of government and non-government soldiers killing and raping, the UK is preparing to send peacekeeping troops there. How will the UN peacekeeping summit, hosted this week in London, make maintaining...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan
Like many countries around the world, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan faces risks from “violent radicalization,” often defined as a process through which a person comes to embrace the use of violence to serve an ideology, religion or political goal...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Webinar of the Working Group on the Protocol of San Salvador
Members of the Working Group, as well as representatives of civil society organizations and academia will evaluate lessons learned and assess the results of the First Round of National Reports on the Protocol of San Salvador. This online event is...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Women Leaders: The solution to peace and security
On 14 March, following International Women’s Day, The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) and the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) organized the panel “Women Leaders: The solution to peace and security”,...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Women and Politics in Turkey
CaféBabel, the collaborative online magazine created by young Europeans in 2001, published an article on the relationship between women and politics in Turkey. In the article, Seyma Gelen, feminist and researcher transnational electoral sociology at...
Monday, February 08, 2016
Women's Empowerment in Uganda. Impact evaluation of the project 'Piloting gender sensitive livelihoods in Karamoja'
Oxfam GB’s Global Performance Framework is part of the organisation’s effort to better understand and communicate its effectiveness, as well as enhance learning across the organisation. Under this framework, a small number of completed or mature...
Monday, February 01, 2016
Women promote peace in Burundi
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recently raised alarm bells over “new and extremely disturbing patterns of human rights violations”. With more than 230,000 people who have left the country in the last year and despite the numerous calls...