All Blog Posts Tagged 'Women' (83)

AN OTHER FEMINISM: a review of Hilary Klein’s book "Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories"

By Charlotte Maria Sáenz

May 27, 2015

Volumes have been written about the Mayan indigenous Zapatista social movement of Chiapas, Mexico since they made their first public appearance on January 1, 1994. There have been detailed histories,…


Added by Other Worlds on May 27, 2015 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Women's Walk for Peace in Korea

On the 20th celebration of International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament (May 24), the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) is very excited about ‘Women’s Walk for Peace in Korea', initiated by Women Cross DMZ.

On May 24, 2015, thirty international women peacemakers from around the world, including Netsai Mushonga, WPP International Advisory Council member, will walk with Korean women, north and south, to call for an end to the Korean War and for a new beginning for a…


Added by Communication WPP on May 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Launch Policy Brief: Counterterrorism Measures and Their Effects on the Implementation of the Women, Peace & Security Agenda

The Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) is happy to inform you that the Policy Brief 'Counterterrorism Measures and Their Effects on the Implementation of the Women, Peace & Security Agenda' is now available online!

You can download the Policy Brief via this link.



Added by Communication WPP on April 9, 2015 at 2:52am — No Comments

Women Up in Arms: Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds embrace a new gender politics.

By Charlotte Maria Sáenz, Other Worlds

"Office of Women for Dignity" at the Zapatista Autonomous Municipality "Caracol de Oventic," Chiapas, Mexico.

Resistance and strength manifest like weeds through cracks in Chiapas, Mexico and transnational Kurdistan where the respective…


Added by Other Worlds on March 18, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

As a Peace & Human Rights Advocate I won't be silent

It's the start of a New Year and people wanting to gain more experience in conflict resolution, peace and development work may be thinking about applying for summer schools. 

For some time I'd thought about applying for exchange programmes to gain more experience in conflict resolution.

Last April after seeing an advert for a summer school in Kosovo with an American organisation, I decided it was time I gained this new learning so I applied. Today I want to share my…


Added by Danielle Bonner on January 7, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Volleyball federation sanctions Iran in new assertiveness on women’s sporting rights

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…


Added by James M Dorsey on November 11, 2014 at 4:07am — No Comments

Women & Climate Change

Read my blog on how women are key players in combatting climate change.

Added by Rukmani Bhatia on October 15, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

8 Notable Advances for Women at the UN General Assembly

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…


Added by Inclusive Security on October 6, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Strength and Vision in Post Conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina

Women of Life: Strength and Vision in Mostar  By Danielle Bonner (This blog first featured on…


Added by Danielle Bonner on September 27, 2014 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Breaking the Brass Ceiling: Policewomen Around the World (PHOTOS)

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…


Added by Inclusive Security on May 15, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

Voting for Peace in Afghanistan

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…


Added by Pax Populi on May 11, 2014 at 8:10am — 2 Comments

Peace without women's rights is not peace: A look at the challenges experienced by women in Afghanistan


Women are at the heart of Afghan society they need to be supported and their rights respected  …


Added by Danielle Bonner on April 23, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

How Social Media is Playing an Important Role in Peacebuilding

Who ever thought social media could be an International Peacebuilder?

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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…


Added by Danielle Bonner on April 16, 2014 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Chuna Devi: Empowering Women in Rural Nepal

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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…


Added by Dowser on December 11, 2013 at 6:19am — No Comments

Women and Conflict Essay Prize

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…


Added by Alliance for Peacebuilding on November 26, 2013 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

Beyond the Threshold: Investing in Women-led Businesses

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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.

This video…


Added by Dowser on November 4, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

How to Secure the Gains Afghan Women Have Made

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…


Added by Inclusive Security on October 31, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Plight of Women in South Sudan: Unannounced Fight Against Physical Violence and Rights Violations

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,…


Added by Phillip Manyok, Ph.D on August 19, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Deadline Extended! Arab, Muslim, Western women: Dialogue Opportunity

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…


Added by Yasmina Mrabet on March 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

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