Women, Peace and Security

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hiba Qasas
Women activists from war-torn Syria have been a "glimmer of hope" in a peace process that has been very "challenging and depressing", the head of UN Women's Arab States Section has said.  Hiba Qasas was speaking ahead of a meeting with members of the Syrian Women's Advisory Board to the UN Special...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Human Rights Watch Analyzes Women's Decision-Making in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system remains the most significant impediment to women’s rights in the country despite limited reforms over the last decade, Human Rights Watch said in a report released last month. Adult women must obtain permission from a male guardian to travel abroad, marry, or...
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Hafsa Mossi, former Burundian government minister, assassinated
Former Burundian government minister and spokeswoman Hafsa Mossi was shot dead by unknown assailants in the capital Bujumbura last month. "Hon. Mossi assassinated 10.30 in Gihosha", in the east of Bujumbura by, "two criminals in a vehicle," police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said on Twitter. Mossi,...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Helen Joan Cox, MP in the UK Parliament, dies at age 41, after suffering an attack in her constituency
Helen Joan Cox, Labour Party politician and Member of the UK Parliament for the constituency of Batley and Spen, has died after being attacked in her district. Jo Cox was 41 years old when a man shot and stabbed her multiple times after shouting “Britain first”. Cox was having a constituency...
Women's day in Russia
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Happy March 8th (S vas’-MIM MAR-ta) to Russia
By Jillian Smith,  “S vas’-MIM MAR-ta!” (Happy March 8th!) will be an oft-repeated phrase in Russia this Sunday as the country – and the rest of the world – celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD).  Russian men will treat special ladies in their lives with gifts, flowers, wine, and dinner – a...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Helen Clark, Top UN Official, Warns Against Syria Intervention At Women Of The Year Lecture
One of the UN's most senior leaders has warned against Western intervention in Syria, drawing on her experience as prime minister of New Zealand when she decided not to take the country to war with Iraq. Helen Clark, who was a Labour prime minister of New Zealand for nine years, said she had never...