By James M. Dorsey
The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has warned Iran that it would be stripped of its right to host the 2015 Under-19 men’s world volleyball championship if it bans women from attending matches. The warning signals a new assertiveness driven by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to make adherence to human, gender and labour rights a condition for potential hosts of major sporting events and…
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Read my blog on how women are key players in combatting climate change.
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Islamic State. Ebola. Climate change. The issues topping the agenda at the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) have no easy solutions. But during the debates of the last week, one thing was clear: Without equal participation of women, we stand no chance of tackling these global threats or preventing future ones from emerging.
Thankfully, this year, more and more officials used their time on- and off-stage to call attention…Continue
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Women of Life: Strength and Vision in Mostar By Danielle Bonner (This blog first featured on…Continue
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This photo essay, written by Inclusive Security’s Kristin Williams, originally appeared in Global Post.
This week, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world will gather in Washington, DC to celebrate National Police Week.
Women are climbing the ranks of police forces in…Continue
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Afghanistan’s 2014 Presidential Elections: A Hope for Change
Afghanistan held presidential elections on April 5, 2014, its third since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. Despite heavy rain and the threat of attacks from the Taliban, people turned out in record numbers and patiently waited for hours just for the chance to vote. After having lived through two terms of…Continue
Women are at the heart of Afghan society they need to be supported and their rights respected …Continue
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Who ever thought social media could be an International Peacebuilder?
Like many I had used social media as tool for keeping in contact with friends, however over the last few years I've come to see its use in a new light and have experienced the great opportunity it provides to create peace in some of the most hostile of locations.
So what is social media? well it can be described as “websites and applications…Continue
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Last week brought the UN’s 16 days of Action for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to a close. As 2013 ends – a year rife with stories of violence against women, such as the plight of Malala Yousafzai – it’s important to highlight some innovative solutions to…Continue
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Submissions are invited for the Naval War College Award for Research on a topic related to women and conflict outcomes. The Naval War College is a professional military education institution that offers an M.A. degree in national security and strategic studies to military officers and civilians from national security agencies. The $10,000 award, sponsored by the Naval War College Foundation, is designed to encourage outstanding new research that advances understanding of the…Continue
According to the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, a third of all small and medium enterprises in the developing world are led by women, so there’s a huge opportunity that’s being missed out on by the lack of investment in women-led enterprises. Investing in women entrepreneurs makes good business sense: they represent an opportunity for investors to diversify into new sectors, and for banks they might represent a different kind of value.
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The women of Afghanistan today aren’t the same women of 2001. They’ve expanded their access to health care, education, justice, and political power. As Inclusive Security Action’s Michelle Barsa noted Tuesday in a congressional hearing, “Afghan women weren’t handed progress; they fought for it.”
As we approach the 2014 deadline for the security transition, organizations like ours that have worked in Afghanistan over the past decade share concerns about the erosion of gains that Afghan…Continue
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On Tuesdays May 21, 2013, I read about Joyce Fernando who was ruthlessly slayed by her husband Amos Cleto in the town of Wau, in Bahr el Ghazal state. According to Sudan tribune, she was raped, her arms seriously brokenbyAmos before he murdered her and then thrown her body away only to be later recovered.
Making this particular case worse is the fact Mr. Amos was not a typical villager. Mr. Cleto is a doctor—although,…Continue
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Peace X Peace Connection Point Dialogues
Participating in the Connection Point Dialogues program will give you the unique opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions via videoconferencing technology with a diverse group of Western, Arab and Muslim women from around the world. The program structure and contents will be based on a curriculum developed by Peace X Peace, to include activities and discussion on a variety of issues concerning both regions, including…Continue
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As a peacebuilding organisation, Pax Populi’s working objective is to help the people of Afghanistan bring peace to their country. As part of this objective, we…Continue
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On Friday 8th March 2013, International Women's Day
Pax Populi pay's tribute to Afghan Women …Continue
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Despite international laws and policies mandating women’s participation in security sector reform (SSR), women’s perspectives are often discounted or overlooked. Women in civil society can also find themselves outside of discussions about security and unsure how to engage in them.
To address this gap, The Institute for Inclusive Security and The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF) are launching an…Continue
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Interested in Facilitating for Connection Point Dialogues? Read more here!
Facilitators are crucial components of a dialogue, and vital to the success of such a process. Dialogues that utilize web-based platforms cut across physical boundaries and can bring people together who may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet in person. Facilitating dialogues…
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THIS IS WHAT SOCIAL CHANGE LOOKS LIKE! JOIN THE DIALOGUES!
Participating in the Connection Point Dialogues program will give you the unique opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions via videoconferencing technology with a diverse group of…Continue
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