Update on the Commission on the Status of Women Session 58!
The 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 March to 21 March 2014. WILPF had a huge delegation of 75 WILPF women from around the world participating this year. Get the link for WILPF's Official CSW Statement and find out about the #100women4peace campaign and the summary of events here >>>
Read about PeaceWomen and WILPF work on Syria on wilpfinternational.org. Three Syrian women leaders have travelled from Damascus and Beirut to New York for a historic event this Friday. For the first time, Syrian women will brief the UN Security Council.
We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new expanded and revised mobile application on Women, Peace and Security is taking place on December 10 2013. This app has been designed to reach a wider audience and we encourage you to use it in your advocacy work relating to the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Click here to find out more >>>
On October 18th 2013, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a new resolution on women, peace and security (S/RES/2122) which is the seventh resolution under the Women, Peace and Security agenda.Read more about the debate and resolution on PeaceWomen's Debate Watch >>>
The PeaceWomen Project promotes the role of women in preventing conflict, and the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security. PeaceWomen monitors the UN Security Council, the UN system, and provides a hub of information sharing on women, peace and security. We are a project of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the oldest womens peace movement in the world.
PeaceWomen advances our mission by monitoring and advocating for the rapid and full implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and related women, peace and security commitments - including Security Council Resolutions 1325 (2000) and the subsequent resolutions.
April 04, 2014
For more than 30 years, Afghans have been living in a state of war and yearn for stability and peace. With the presidential elections on 5th April, the number of attacks on government institutions has increased. After calling for a boycott of the elections, the Taliban have warned that they would do anything to prevent them from being carried out and block the arrival of international observers. Violence is raging across the country and ordinary Afghans hope for nothing if not peace in their cities.
April 04, 2014
The recognition of women's participation in economic development is vital, says Pacific Islands News Association president Moses Stevens. During the recent ADB Pacific Business Media Summit in Australia, Mr Stevens said this recognition would contribute to a country's "moving-forward process".
April 04, 2014
Taking their long-denied place at the table, women are proving deft negotiators at creating peace. Former U.S. Ambassador Swanee Hunt reports.
April 03, 2014
Several women organizations and groups have been motivated to assist the security sector in consolidating the peace as the United Nations Missions draws down its troops from the country.
March 28, 2014
Since late November, Ukrainians have assembled in the capital city to protest current government regime. Despite the traditionally patriarchal society, women have been a powerful presence and political voice for change.
March 24, 2014
The 45-member U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) concluded its annual 10-day session Saturday with several key pronouncements, including on reproductive health, women's rights, sexual violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and the role of women in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The heaviest round of applause came when the Commission specifically called for a
March 20, 2014
A number of alleged domestic violence killings in the past year in Lebanon have fuelled a renewed attention on women's rights in the country, as victims' families and activists speak out.Rights groups said two women lost their lives in tragic circumstances last month. Manal Assi died after her husband reportedly beat her with a pressure cooker and Christelle Abu Shaqra died after her husband allegedly poisoned her.