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
PeaceWomen promotes the role of women in preventing conflict, and the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security. PeaceWomen amplifies the voices and priorities of women and helps to empower women as agents of change in their communities.
Abigail Ruane is Manager of the PeaceWomen Programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
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The Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women is an expert body established in 1982 composed of 23 experts on women's issues from around the world.The Committee monitors national implementation of the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), also known as the International Women’s Bill of Rights. The Committee meets every year in at least two sessions of three weeks each.
There are many disarmament forums at the United Nations. These include the General Assembly’s First Committee, the United Nations Disarmament Commission, United Nations Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Arms Trade Treaty, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Conference on Disarmament, and others.
The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly meets intensively September to December each year and afterward as required to facilitate discussion on all international issues among all (currently 193) members.
Welcome to the new PeaceWomen.org!
Our world is facing unprecedented conflicts and cultures of violence. PeaceWomen.org is a space for peacemakers to engage, learn and be part of a global movement to advance a holistic Woman, Peace and Security agenda.
Women must participate! Gender must not be ignored! Conflicts must be prevented!
The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental UN body made up of 47 UN member states which is responsible for promoting and protecting human rights and providing addressing and providing recommendations on human rights violations. It was created in 2006 and replaced the UN Commission on Human Rights.
1. WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY NEWSTHIS EDITION OF THE 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWS FEATURES:
1. 1325 TRANSLATION UPDATE: MARATHI AND WOLOF TRANSLATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
TOTAL NUMBER OF AVAILABLE TRANSLATIONS: 65
PeaceWomen recently received a Marathi translation and a Wolof translation.
Marathi is one of India's official languages, and is the state official language of Maharashtra. Wolof is spoken in Senegal and Gambia, as well as in Mali and Mauritania.THIS ISSUE OF 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWS FEATURES:
Sam Cook & Felicity Hill
Sam CookTHIS ISSUE FEATURES:
1. WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY NEWS
U.N. STILL TOO MUCH A BOYS' CLUB
April 11, 2005 - (Toronto Star) Four days after naming John Bolton, a bombastic critic of the United Nations, as America's 25th ambassador to the organization, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice quietly appointed Shirin Tahir-Kheli, a highly regarded diplomat, as her senior adviser on U.N. reform.
The practice of peacekeeping began in 1948. Peacekeeping is one among a range of activities undertaken by the United Nations and other international actors to maintain international peace and security throughout the world.
The General Debate of the 65th General Assembly preceded the 10th Anniversary of SCR 1325. This year's General Assembly general debate took place from 23–30 September 2010, during which PeaceWomen monitored all statements for references to Women, Peace and Security.
PeaceWomen participated in the Global Review on NAPs from 5-7 November. The aim of the meeting was to invigorate and generate momentum for scaling up good practices and applying more effective strategies for implementation of the women, peace and security resolutions at national and regional levels.
Did you know that just under half (45%) of country-specific Security Council resolutions from 2000-2012 include language on women and gender, and only about a quarter (25%) of countries have National Action Plans on implementing Women, Peace and Security commitments?