All Blog Posts Tagged 'Women' (71)

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  …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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

Deadline Extended - Volunteer Facilitators for Connection Point Dialogues!

Peace X Peace Connection Point Dialogues
Facilitating dialogues across physical, cultural, and religious boundaries is an exciting and rewarding experience, and we invite you to develop your conflict resolution skills, and join us to create understanding and build an interconnected community of women through this online forum. We encourage graduate students or…
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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on March 18, 2013 at 8:11am — No Comments

Be Inspired: Supporting the Rights of Women in Afghanistan

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…

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Added by Pax Populi on March 17, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

On International Women’s Day Be Inspired By Amazing Women

On Friday 8th March 2013, International Women's Day

Pax Populi pay's tribute to Afghan Women …

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Added by Pax Populi on March 7, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

New Tool Kit for Civil Society Women to Transform Security Sector Reform

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…

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Added by Inclusive Security on February 28, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Peace X Peace Connection Point Dialogues - Call for Facilitators!

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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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on February 26, 2013 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Peace X Peace Connection Point Dialogues - Call for Participants!

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…

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on February 14, 2013 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Washington, DC area: Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission Event

For those in the Washington, DC area - Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi will be speaking this Saturday, Feb. 2nd on Women's Health Rights in Saudi Arabia. If you are interested in attending, and for further information, please contact Peace X Peace by email immediately at connectionpoint@peacexpeace.org, as space is limited. 

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on January 29, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Women’s Property Rights in Kosovo

In October Kosovo held the International Women’s Summit – Partnership for Change: Empowering Women.  It was a great event for Kosovo, pulling together local political figures and NGOs and drawing attention to a very important issue.  One of the key outcomes of the summit was the agreement of participants to the Pristina Principles, a set of affirmations and goals…

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Added by Sandra F. Joireman on November 5, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Last Call for Participants - Peace X Peace Connection Point Dialogues!

Are you a woman interested in being a part of a cross-cultural dialogue? We have room for just a few more participants in our Connection Point Dialogues, which 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…

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on October 15, 2012 at 8:43am — 2 Comments

Call for Participants! Peace X Peace - Connection Point Dialogues

Interested in being a part of a cross-cultural dialogue? We have room for more participants in our Connection Point Dialogues. Participating 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…

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on October 4, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Women and the Growth of Peace through Health

Here's a link to a post I recently wrote about women's leadership in the field of Peace through Health. Feel free to check out my post, as well as the others on the En(Gender)ing Peace Blog that explore the greater efforts women are making the area of peace and security.

Women and the Growth of Peace through Health

Added by Ryan Nichols on September 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

If you can't help your friends...

...what good is a blog?

Three people I know and admire are getting the recognition they deserve this week and I want to take a moment to celebrate their achievements on how-matters.org.

1) Mulugeta Gebru, founder of Jerusalem Children and Community Development…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

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