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In this section, the PeaceWomen Project aims to highlight news and events related to women, peace and security taking place on a local, national, regional and international levels.

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  • April 4, 2014
    AFGHANISTAN: Citizens Expect Nothing If Not Peace 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 4, 2014
    FIJI: Role of Women Vital 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 4, 2014
    INTERNATIONAL: Women Peacemakers Are Charting a New Process Taking their long-denied place at the table, women are proving deft negotiators at creating peace. Former U.S. Ambassador Swanee Hunt reports.