News & Events
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.
The News Library and Events Calendar can be navigated by themes, country/region, date and/or keyword. Within the News Library and Events Calendar sections, there is the option to submit your own news items and upcoming events. Please remember that news and events must be relevant to women, peace and security.
May 23, 2013
AFGHANISTAN: Jailing of Afghan Women Rises Sharply
The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50 percent in the last year and a half, an alarming statistic that reflects the Afghan government's need to step up efforts to protect women's rights, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
May 22, 2013
NEPAL: Lack of Financial Aid Hampers Nepalese Entrepreneurs
Female entrepreneurs in Nepal say they face many challenges, the largest being a lack of financial assistance from the government and nongovernmental organizations. There are an estimated 30,000 female entrepreneurs in Nepal. Female entrepreneurs who receive free trainings seek to empower other craftswomen by hiring them, marketing their crafts and offering alternative business funding.
May 20, 2013
SYRIA: Stoking Fire: Addressing the Specific Needs of Female Syrian Refugees
Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, more than a million people have fled, causing a refugee crisis of enormous magnitude. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), upwards of 3,000 Syrians a day have registered as asylum seekers in neighboring Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey. The lion's share of these refugees—between 300,000 and 400,000—have ended up in Jordan, with approximately 30 percent of the total settling in the Al Zaatari refugee camp and 70 percent moving into host communities throughout the country. UNFPA further estimates that three-quarters of the refugees are women and children.
May 30, 2013
UN HRC Panel: UN Universal Periodic Review & Violence Against Women & Girls
Organization: Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL), United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Women's United Nations Report Network (WUNRN)
General Women, Peace and Security - General, Human Rights - General, International & Regional Instruments & Mechanisms, Violence Against Women - General