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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...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
African feminists emphasize key to global peace
By H. Patricia, On the eve of World War II, the iconic writer Virginia Woolf responded to a male attorney’s question about how to prevent war. The key, she replied, is that women must be educated and able to earn a living. Only then, once they were...
Monday, September 10, 2018
Online streaming of the documentary "Strike A Rock" in September
Streaming throughout September on SIMA RAMA, Strike A Rock tells the deeply personal journey of two South African mothers and best-friends, Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana. After a police massacre that claims the lives of 37 striking mine...
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...
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,...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Millennial beats veteran Democrat
A millennial candidate has shaken up the US Democratic Party by defeating the incumbent congressman for his seat. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeated political veteran Joe Crowley, 56, on Tuesday night in their party's congressional primary in...
Friday, June 08, 2018
Ecuadorian politician and poet becomes fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly
The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday elected Ecuadorean Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of its upcoming 73rd session; only the fourth woman to hold that position in the history of the world body, and the first...
Friday, April 13, 2018
IPU gathers parliaments to discuss empowering rural women and girls at the Commission on the Status of Women
  Although rural girls and women made up 40 per cent of all the women in the world in 2015, according to the United Nations, they lack a voice in decision-making. In many countries, they are either not taken into account in national laws and...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Online streaming of the documentary "Burden of Peace" in April
Streaming throughout April on SIMA RAMA, Burden of Peace follows Guatemala’s first female Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz in her fight against impunity. Faced with a system that has permitted corruption for decades and allowed over 90% of crimes...
Monday, March 12, 2018
CSW Side Event on "“The Role of Parliaments as Partners in Women, Peace and Security”
For the 62nd Session of the Commission of the Status on Women, the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, the United National Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Civil Society Action Network, seek to organise a side event...
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, March 01, 2018
Syria is devastated. Where are the women?
(CNN) - From their leadership in securing the recent peace accord in Colombia to their contributions to the 1998 agreement ending 20-plus years of conflict in Northern Ireland, to Liberia and to the Philippines, women have largely been the...
Monday, January 29, 2018
Africa's first elected woman president has transformed Liberia
On Monday, Liberia inaugurated a new president and the nation’s first female vice president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ended her presidency the way she began it—shattering precedent. The first woman to be elected president of an African nation has...
Friday, November 03, 2017
Expanding women’s leadership requires changing masculinities
On 25 October, women leaders and experts gathered at the UN Headquarters to discuss issues of masculinities, violence against women, and women’s participation in peace and justice in transitional societies. With 2 billion people across 35 countries...
Friday, September 29, 2017
Taking women, peace and security to the next level in Africa
African advocates, pioneers, and thought leaders of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, together with the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende, took stock of the achievements and challenges for women building sustainable peace on the continent...
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...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ikram Ben Said
Ikram Ben Said is a women’s rights advocate and Founder of “Aswat Nissa” (Voices of Women), a Tunisian nonprofit promoting women’s active participation in the political and policy-making spheres while fighting against all forms of discriminations...