Our Women, Peace and Security hub has thousands of resources, tools and initiatives from the local to global all around the world. PeaceWomen is committed to amplifying and sharing peacemakers’ voices through our online resource hub. Sharing knowledge and wisdom increases understanding and the possibility of coherence in Women, Peace and Security strategy and implementation
Farah Hatim 24, D/o Hatim Gill ( Late) is a student nurse at the Sheikh Zaid Medical College in Rahim Yar Khan in the South Punjab region of Pakistan. Employed at the Orthopedic ward,on 8 May 2011 at around 7am, Farah Hatim left to report for duty; she was allegedly kidnapped by Zeehan Iliyas from Jinnah Park near the Sheikh Zahid Medical College.
A poll in Peru says two women are the front-runners in the Oct. 3 election for Lima's mayor, a post to which only men have been elected since the city was founded in 1535.
Susana Villaran, candidate of the leftist Social Force party, leads with 42 per cent support. Lourdes Flores of the National Unity movement is second at 28 per cent, the Ipsos-Apoyo poll says.
A Serbian appeals court has upheld prison terms of up to 20 years for three ex-Serb paramilitaries convicted of gunning down 14 ethnic Albanian women and children a decade ago in Kosovo.
The court in Belgrade rejected appeals from the three appellants, who served in the notorious Scorpions unit during the 1999-2000 Kosovo war. A retrial was ordered for a fourth defendant.
A repressive and violent rule by the Taliban and Mujahideen that pushed the country backward by decades and treated women like a commodity is now giving way to some norms of decency under a democratic rule. Surprisingly, hundreds of women contested the 2010 elections to Afghan parliament and now, 69 of 249 MPs are women.
The appointment of Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Somalia was a bold step by the fledgling government.
When men squabble, count on women to patch things up.
Saying women are better equipped than men in handling the more emotional aspects of peace negotiations, outgoing Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Annabelle Abaya has urged the incoming administration to include more women on the government panels dealing with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
There is only so much sexual violence against women I can watch before the knot in my gut and roar in my throat forces action. On this occasion I stood up and walked out. But UK Foreign Secretary William Hague didn't - apparently. And just as well.
The Khmer Rouge have been blamed for many horrors in Cambodia, but until relatively recently the regime's use of sexual violence has not been well known.
Now the UN-backed war crimes tribunal has been asked to examine a range of allegations covering their period in power in the second half of the 1970s.
Though women throughout Medak have formed local watchdog groups, as day laborers making less than $1/day, they can't afford to take time off work to lobby effectively for their safety. Thus far, they have only been able to take reactive measures when violence occurs, such as taking victims to the hospital, tracking down the culprits, and turning them in to the authorities.
For South Indian women and girls of the Dalit and tribal castes, poverty, and the medical establishment's disregard make health care inaccessible. Without the knowledge to prevent disease through proper nutrition, safe sex precautions, and overall body literacy they are at constant risk for severe illness.
In the Addagutta slum, where residents live below the poverty line without drinking water or streetlights, mothers work on construction jobs or as domestic help, and only 34% of girls attend school, the desire to improve circumstances is intense. However, slowly, impoverished mothers have begun to support Vikasini and enrollment has grown from 15 to 41 in its first year.
London-based Kashmiri novelist Mirza Waheed has lauded the women of Kashmir for their resilience during the 20-year-long conflict, saying: “They are the bravest in the world.”
Open call for artists and filmmakers
The Ethnographic and Art Museum at Birzeit University announces a call for participation in a future exhibition planned for September 2011.
The exhibition is a critical exploration of the transformations in representations of women in Palestinian visual arts within a changing political context since the 70s.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was officially established by the General Assembly in 1993, although the United Nations human rights programme started as a small division at the UN headquarters in the 1940s.