Women, Peace and Security

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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 and violence against women. Her latest initiative “...
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
IPI's Conversations on Prevention for Sustaining Peace: Exploring the Transformative Potential of the Sustainable Development Goal on Gender Equality
The concept of sustaining peace—as enshrined in the identical General Assembly/Security Council resolutions of April 27, 2016—offers a new consensus and vision for the UN’s work, in which prevention plays a central role. Prevention continues, however, to be defined negatively, largely by its...
Monday, November 07, 2016
Investing in Inclusion: Women, Peace, and Development in Africa
Across peace and development initiatives, the exclusion of women comes at a high cost. Without women’s equal participation, peace agreements are more fragile, peacekeeping missions are less credible and safe, and economies are less prosperous. A recent report from the United Nations Development...
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
ICM's Women, Peace and Security
The Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) is a project of the International Peace Institute (IPI). It asks: How can the UN-based multilateral system be made more “fit for purpose”? In answering that question, the ICM has analyzed fifteen topics. These include armed conflict, humanitarian...
Monday, October 10, 2016
ISIS Terror Against Women: Trauma expert on mission to record ISIS horror stories
Abu Chiad boasted about beheading infidels, raping women and children and slaughtering in the name of Islam. Speaking from a prison in the city of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, he told Dr. Jan Kizilhan that these acts would get him to heaven. Kizilhan, 49, a German of Kurdish background, is a...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
If Girls Ran the World
This October, thousands of women will join in a one of a kind adventure to collectively and virtually run around the world to benefit charities that empower girls globally.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
ICAN Better Peace Tool
The Better Peace Tool explores the history and evolution of peacemaking in modern times. It considers six common barriers to inclusion and how to overcome them. And it presents a practical four-part framework for the inclusion of women peacebuilders, offering proactive steps to broaden...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Inaugural Session of 46th OAS General Assembly
Foreign Ministers of the Hemisphere, gathered for three days in Santo Domingo during the annual meeting of the hemispheric institution’s highest decision-making body, will discuss “Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development in the Americas.” The General Assembly will be broadcast live...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
IPI Interviews South Sudan's MP, Hon. Betty Ogwaro, on the difficult situation for women in her country
The International Peace Institute (IPI) has interviewed Hon. Dr betty Achan Ogwaro, parliamentarian in the government of South Sudan. The interview discusses the difficult situation for women in the violent conflict affecting this African country. The civil war is now entering its third year, while...
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Infographic of the Institute for Inclusive Security on women’s inclusion in the Syria Peace Talks
As the Syria peace talks continue, Syrian women have reached a record in terms of numerical representation in the negotiations aiming to end five years of violent conflict in their country. Although numbers are only the first step toward meaningful inclusion, these women are now in a position to...
Friday, April 01, 2016
IRIN reports on the situation of migrant women in Libya
IRIN Contributor Tom Westcott analyzes the situation in Libya, where women are suffering different abuses. In an environment where the State has been weakened, smugglers populate the place. In declarations made to IRIN, a 19-year-old girl from Senegal stated: “When we arrived, we were immediately...
Monday, March 07, 2016
iKNOW Politics wishes all its members and followers a happy Women's Day 2016!
On September 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Summit approved 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. SDG5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030. In particular, Target 5.5. aims to “Ensure women’s...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Inclusive Security: Standing Up To Violence
Women from Colombia to Syria are preventing conflict, negotiating ceasefires, and helping their countries rebuild after war. When they have a seat at the negotiating table, the results are stronger and last longer. Senior government and civil society leaders along with experts from Iraq, Mexico,...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Implementation of the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the Arab States
The United Nations Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security was adopted on 31 October 2000 (S/RES/1325). Participation is one of the four pillars of the UNSCR, stressing the importance of women’s equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and...
Monday, November 23, 2015
Iraqi Women in Armed Conflict and Post-conflict Situation
With a focus on Iraqi women under armed conflict and its aftermath, this report was submitted to the CEDAW Committee at the 57th session in early 2014 by the NGO coalition of CEDAW shadow report, which consists of several Iraqi women organizations’ networks and coalitions including the Iraqi Women...
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Iraqi National Action Plan for Implementation of the UNSCR 1325
Women are the first and most affected victims of conflicts around the world. Iraqi women know this as they have suffered difficult conditions and catastrophes in the aftermath of several wars and economic sanctions in the past decades, starting from the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980’s, to the Kuwait...
Thursday, October 29, 2015
iKNOW Politics Interview with Tone Skogen
We have interviewed Ms Tone Skogen, Norway's State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She talks about the role of women in the successful implementation of SC resolution 1325, the lessons learned from Norway and the important role of education for women's empowerment.
Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi (61) of Argentina – first female president of the International Criminal Court
Sunday, April 05, 2015
International Criminal Court elects first woman president
It is symptomatic of the low profile kept by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that even what might be regarded as a landmark event and a positive one too for women – the election of the first female president in its troubled 12-year history – passed with hardly a murmur. As Judge Sang-Hyun...