Women, Peace and Security

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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 become the first Liberian president in 44 years to...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
American Muslim Women and Trump
The Atlantic publishes the following article on the relationship between American Muslim women and Republican candidate Donald Trump. Access the original article at The Atlantic’s website. Donald Trump has effectively declared Muslims the enemy, accusing them of shielding terrorists in their midst...
Monday, August 22, 2016
Afghan Women Need Support in Building Peace
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 80 people in Kabul in late July, marking the worst attack in Afghanistan in months. With NATO withdrawing from the country and the international community at large gradually disengaging, attacks have been on the...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
A Year in Crisis for Yemen’s Women
According to UNFPA, there are 21.2 million people in need in Yemen, 3.4 million of them women and girls of reproductive age. Women & Girls Hub published this article by UNFPA Yemen. Click here to access the full news story. During times of conflict, access to reproductive healthcare can mean...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Access to Justice for Women Victims of Sexual Violence in Mesoamerica
The Inter‐American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the IACHR”) presents this thematic report in which it examines the dimensions of the problem of sexual violence in Mesoamerica.  It examines the regulatory and jurisdictional dimensions of this issue, as well as the...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time and time again, the Inter‐American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter the “IACHR” or the “Commission”) has stressed how vital access to justice is to eradicating violence against women once and for all.    On a number of occasions, the Commission has enumerated what duties are incumbent...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Angelina Jolie-Pitt appointed as Professor of Practice at the LSE
Hollywood star and human rights activist, Angelina Jolie-Pitt, has been recently appointed as Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics, within its new Centre for Women, Peace and Security (WPS). This position is unpaid and honorary, and will allow Jolie-Pitt to engage with LSE’s...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Article explores the origins and career of women's rights activists Winnie Byanyima
Journalist Johnny Magdaleno has recently published an article on Ugandan politician Winnie Byanyima in GOOD Magazine. Ms. Byanyima is also Oxfam International Executive Director and has a long career as activist for women’s rights. She also served for eleven years in the Ugandan Parliament, at the...
Monday, March 21, 2016
A CSW60 Side Event with female ambassadors about the UN Security Council
Organized by the United Nations (UN) Department of Political Affairs and hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the UN, a side event on the role of women in the Security Council took place on March 16, 2016, on the sidelines of the 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The...
Monday, February 01, 2016
Afghan women fight for bigger voice in peace process
According to Human Rights Watch, Afghan women have been denied participation in the last 20 rounds of official peace negotiations. The exclusion of women is explained by some to be the result of women’s limited representation in Afghanistan, where men hold virtually all top positions in government...
Friday, January 22, 2016
Alaa Murabit
This written interview was originally published on 12 January 2016 here by AWID. The interview was conducted and edited by Isabel Marler. Women were at the forefront of the pro-democracy protests in Libya in 2011, which, after escalating into civil war, culminated in the ousting of dictator...
Friday, January 15, 2016
Afghanistan's National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325
In July 2015, the government of Afghanistan launched the Afghan National Action Plan for implementing the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) has analyzed the Afghani NAP by focusing on how...
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Advancing gender equality within peace and security in Jordan
The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) drafted a National Action Plan (NAP) on United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) to advance women, peace and security on the national level. The JNCW proposed a draft for the NAP in October 2014, which then was transferred for...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A Dream for Africa: Video Interview with Bineta Diop
For over 20 years, Bineta Diop has been a tireless advocate for gender equality in Africa and at the forefront of a gender-sensitive approach to conflict prevention. She is the founder of Femmes Africa Solidarité, which focuses on women-led peace building in Africa’s fragile states, and serves as...
Ameena Alrasheed, Ph.D
Monday, February 09, 2015
Ameena AlRasheed
Dr.Ameena Alrasheed speaks to us about women, peace and security and the implementation of UNSCR1325 in the Middle East and North Africa region What measures can/should be put in place to guarantee women’s political participation in post-conflict countries? Starting from the negotiation table and...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
A quick look at the rights of women across Arab countries today. The article offers a snapshot of how women are fairing in different Arab countries. We invite our users to read the complete article published March 8 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Absence of women at Syria talks could jeopardize future peace
There will be some 35 countries making statements in Montreux today. But there will be no voice for the people who have the greatest stake in these talks: the women of Syria and civil society.  The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) warns that the decision by the UN and Arab...
Women in Egypt
Thursday, October 24, 2013
A war against women: The CSW declaration and the Muslim Brotherhood riposte
The statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood in response to the UN Commission on the Status of Women draft Agreed Conclusions on violence against women, is nothing short of an assault on their most basic rights as citizens and human beings, says Hoda Elsadda ,  The 57th session of the Commission...