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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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  • July 30, 2014
    ANGOLA: Africa Marks Women's Day On July 31 Africa will celebrate on 31 July the African Women?s Day, which was declared by the African Union after the first Pan-African Women?s Conference in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1962.
  • July 29, 2014
    SOMALIA: Somali Women 'Untapped Resource' in Fight Against al-Shabaab For years women in Mogadishu have been on the side-lines in the fight against al-Shabaab, but more recently they have begun to play a more active role by providing critical information about suspicious activity and people to security agencies, officials told Sabahi.
  • July 29, 2014
    PAKISTAN: Pakistani Policewomen In a new research report from the Institute for Inclusive Security, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that increases women's participation in peace and security processes, Allison Peters found that female police officers are especially critical in fighting violent extremism and terrorism in Pakistan, with its conservative social and religious norms. Rather than relying on the typical kill-or-capture approach of counterterrorism, policewomen have the potential to serve and protect entire communities, providing new means to prevent violence before it takes hold.