All Blog Posts Tagged 'women' (181)

Women, War, and Peacebuilding Conference

Added by Betty Stoneman on December 22, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Teaching the Need for Gender Equity in Peru

This was originally published in "The Huffington Post."

English teacher Bluidson Cardenas Ledesma is transforming education in Peru by building support for gender…


Added by Randal Mason on December 18, 2015 at 11:29am — 3 Comments

Paris Climate Conference Must Include Women's Voices

The world expects an historic agreement to be reached at the Paris COP 21. 

World leaders must recognize that climate change is not just an environmental issue, but also a threat to security and stability, and a human rights challenge. It is an issue without borders and the most adversely affected are not the ones who created the problem. 

In today's negotiations, we must call on world leaders to recognize and include the voices of women who have been battling…


Added by Rukmani Bhatia on November 30, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fifteen years after UNSCR 1325: Has Ghana a Comprehensive Strategy for Women in Fragile and Conflict-affected Areas?

The United Nations and the international community just last week climaxed their activities to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary celebration of the passage and adoption of UNSCR 1325. The resolution, which underscores the need to mainstream women and gender priorities in the peace and development infrastructures of fragile and conflict-affected societies, is considered very critical to evolving inclusive development structures in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

While… Continue

Added by Inusah Mohammed Awall on November 2, 2015 at 3:28am — No Comments

10 More Ways Syrian Women Are Building Peace and Democracy

What does bravery look like? What strength and character does it take to risk imprisonment, torture, and even death for the sake of a future you may not see?…


Added by Inclusive Security on June 10, 2015 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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


"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…


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. …


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…


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…


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

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