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Rwanda's FDU-Inkingi Party leader, peace and social justice activist Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, spoke to Ann Garrison for Womens' International News Gathering Service (WINGS) in July 2010, near the close of Rwanda's 2010 presidential election year, which was really an election stage play complete with election observers from the U.S. and the U.K. Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame was “re-elected” on Aug.
Breaking News from the Peace Table in Havana
November 6, 2013
Nigeria will use its position as United Nations Security Council President this month to highlight importance of security sector reforms, particularly in African countries, once conflict has come to an end. Nigeria's envoy to the UN and Council President for the month, Professor Joy Ogwu, yesterday, unveiled the month-long programme to newsmen at the UN headquarters in New York.
Thirteen years after the U.N. Security Council adopted its first resolution on women, peace and security, awareness on women empowerment and gender has increased considerably.
But much work remains to be done, according to Mari Skåre, the NATO secretary-general's special representative for women, peace and security.
The Women Members of Parliament are accusing Parliamentary leadership of ignoring international protocols in ensuring gender balance.
The women say they should be given at least 30% of all leadership positions, which is not the current case.
The matter was raised by MP Cecilia Ogwal, supported by Beti Amongi and the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, after the NRM had assigned its members to the various committees.
At the recent ten-year review conference of the International Criminal Court (ICC), one of the side events was a Women's Court: a space for women to ‘testify' about their experiences during and after armed conflict in their countries.
This is the first of two articles by Mariz Tadros discussing the disjunctures between the current international discourse on gender based violence and women's realities on the ground in 'Arab transition' contexts.
2010 celebrates the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.10 points on 10 years UNSCR 1325 in Europe
CSO Position Paper on Europe-wide Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325
When the Taliban fell in 2001, my family and I were already settled in Pakistan after having fled our home country, Afghanistan, like so many others. The new political landscape born in 2001 brought newfound hope to Afghans, including my family. I remember the mounting enthusiasm for women's rights, which was shared by the international community and the Afghan government.
Sam Cook & Felicity Hill
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THIS ISSUE OF 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWS FEATURES:
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