All Blog Posts Tagged 'women' (176)

The Case for Gender Data

Data is a crucial component of any program or intervention. It justifies the need for a specific program, show its effectiveness, and allows us to improve it through evaluation. But this important information tells us little if more than half of the population is missing or misrepresented, so we need to start looking at data with a gender lens. Read more…

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Added by TechChange on April 17, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Call for Participation: International Women's Day for Peace & Disarmament - May 24

In little over 7 weeks, we will be celebrating International Women's Day for Peace & Disarmament - May 24 - again!



Women have often been at the forefront of peace and disarmament initiatives. With their own unique experience and analysis of armed conflict, they have been dedicated to building a culture of peace within their communities, countries and on an international level. Women are working for peace in many ways, but this rarely gets the attention and…

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Added by Communication WPP on April 16, 2015 at 4:47am — No Comments

Press Release: Counterterrorism Measures and Their Effects on the Implementation of the Women, Peace & Security Agenda

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NEW YORK, USA – On the occasion of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the panel discussion "Counterterrorism Measures and Their Effects on the Implementation of the WPS Agenda" took place on…

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Added by Communication WPP on March 26, 2015 at 3:37am — No Comments

Blatter’s call on Iran to allow women into stadia reeks of opportunism

By James M. Dorsey

Campaigning for re-election, world soccer body FIFA president Sepp Blatter seems never to miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. In an article in a FIFA magazine, Mr. Blatter commemorated International Women’s Day by calling on Iran to lift its ban on women attending male sports events in stadia. In doing, so the FIFA president…

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Added by James M Dorsey on March 8, 2015 at 8:23am — No Comments

Dialogue for Women Countering Violent Extremism

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Alison Milofsky

Dialogue is a powerful instrument for creating understanding…

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Added by Viola Gienger on March 3, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Sports associations step up pressure on human rights violators

By James M. Dorsey

International sporting associations have hardened their stance towards wannabe hosts of mega-events, who violate basic rights, including those of women and migrant workers.

The hardening stance stands out against the recent backdrop of democratic leaders trekking to Saudi Arabia to pay their respects to newly enthroned King Salman with no mention of the kingdom’s escalating violations of basic rights and cruel punishments.

The International Volleyball…

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Added by James M Dorsey on February 4, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments

AFC official ‘happy’ to bar women spectators from stadia

AFC official ‘happy’ to bar women spectators from stadia

By James M. Dorsey

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has dropped any pretention of standing up for universal standards for equality in sports by endorsing bans on women attending soccer matches in stadia. In doing so, the AFC has confirmed policies adopted by the Asian group as well as world soccer body FIFA that effectively supports autocratic or illiberal democratic regimes in the Middle East and North…

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Added by James M Dorsey on January 23, 2015 at 5:02am — No Comments

Conflicting views of Islam spill onto the soccer pitch

By James M. Dorsey

When Sarah Samir stepped this week on to an Egyptian soccer pitch to referee a men’s match, she joined a small band of Arab women referees staking out their right to be involved in the sport on par with men. The significance of Ms. Samir’s appearance highlighted the battle for the soul of Islam that is being fought on the pitch as much as it is being waged on multiple other fronts. It also spotlighted strategies to counter militant ideologies.

Ms. Samir, the…

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Added by James M Dorsey on January 21, 2015 at 12:43am — No Comments

Women’s Sporting Rights: The battle is in Philadelphia… and Riyadh

By James M. Dorsey

A pre-teen female player has attracted widespread attention with her fight to overturn a clerical ban on her right to play football alongside boys in a co-ed league. Backed by her parents, the player initially succeeded with an online and media campaign to force the clergy to lift the ban temporarily. However, the clergy has since rescinded its decision and definitively reinstituted the ban. Not taking no for an answer, the player earlier this month launched a…

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Added by James M Dorsey on January 14, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

Women and Peace: A New Directory Resource

Prajnya volunteers began desk-based research in May 2014 to see if we could identify South Asian women's organisations with an interest also in peace and conflict issues. As the research process unfolded, the evidence was clear that for feminists, truly, the lines between 'peace and conflict' issues and…

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Added by Education for Peace Initiative on January 9, 2015 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Activists expand labour and human rights campaign beyond Qatar to include all Gulf states

By James M. Dorsey

Human rights groups and trade unions have stepped up pressure on Qatar to reform its restrictive labour system and expanded their campaign to include all six wealthy members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

The activists hope that Qatar may move quicker on promised reforms given that the integrity of the Gulf state’s successful 2022 World Cup bid has again been called into question as a result of world soccer body FIFA’s four-year long corruption…

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Added by James M Dorsey on November 24, 2014 at 1:57am — No Comments

GENDERING PEASANT MOVEMENTS, GENDERING FOOD SOVEREIGNTY

"What peasant and grassroots women want is to build a feminism pertinent to their realities." -Pamela Caro. 

November 4, 2014

Dr. Pamela Caro, Santiago, Chile

Interview Taken and Edited by Deepa Panchang and…

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Added by Other Worlds on November 4, 2014 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Women Can Transform a Nation – A Discussion with Her Excellency Louise Mushikiwabo, Foreign Affairs & Cooperation Minister of the Republic of Rwanda

Read my blog on how Rwandan women have transformed their nation through a discussion with Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo. …

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Added by Rukmani Bhatia on October 15, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

Afghanistan’s Mining Industry, Crucial for Economy, Holds Risks for Women

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Emily Horin

As Afghanistan attempts to develop its economy by attracting investment to its mining sector, the…

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Added by Viola Gienger on October 10, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Invitation UNSCR 1325 Panel Discussion: Amplifying the Voices of Women in the MENA Region

On the occasion of the 14th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, the Women Peacemakers Program is happy to invite you for our Panel Discussion in New York:

Amplifying the Voices of Women in the MENA Region - Obstacles and Opportunities for UNSCR 1325 Implementation

A Panel…

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Added by Communication WPP on October 7, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Community Policing and Violent Extremism: Sharing Security Responsibility

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Shannon Zimmerman and Megan…
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Added by Viola Gienger on September 24, 2014 at 2:46pm — No Comments

From Subjects to Indivdiuals: Using Technology To Empower Marginalized Voices

Today's Social Good Summit was ripe with many inspiring and innovative ideas.  Among those was that of using technology to empower marginalized voices such as youth (85 percent live in developing countries).  The use of technology in this way has the potential to shift the discourse away from marginalized people as subjects, but instead narrators of their own story.  For individuals in the global majority, using technology in this fashion presents an opportunity to participate in dialogues…

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Added by Maha Hilal on September 21, 2014 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

'Culture of Peace' Must be Inclusive, USIP’s Kuehnast Tells UN Panel

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Kathleen Kuehnast…

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Added by Viola Gienger on September 12, 2014 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Story of a lady bike rider and women development: Organizers should go to the roots

Every morning one lady bike rider passes me when my bus gets stuck in the jam on the way to my office. She goes ahead to her destination by driving her Scooty easily and naturally on the wide and narrow spaces on the road as like as a man. Every day when I see her I give her a salute and admire her courage because it is Bangladesh, a moderate Islamic country by the constitution, where a big part of the people do not support from their mind to let the women go out from home for working…

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Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on September 2, 2014 at 1:32am — No Comments

When Trying to Get Help Hurts: Women Seeking Justice in Afghanistan

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Bethany…
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Added by Viola Gienger on August 28, 2014 at 2:59pm — No Comments

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