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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.
WILPF 1325 Literature Repository
The Civil Society Advisory Group published several key papers:
Recommendations from the Civil Society Advisory Group on Women, Peace and Security on Events and Action to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of SCR 1325 (NGO)
Working Paper on Civil Society Participation in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding (NGO)
Following the recent withdrawal of United States troops in Iraq, Sundus Abass, Director of the Women in Leadership Institute in Baghdad speaks about how violence in the streets and towards women in homes is likely to increase, public violence against women has lessened and socioeconomic conditions are at the heart of Iraqi women's struggles today.
The improved political representation of women in Iraq is in sharp contrast to their broader disempowerment, as highlighted by the persistence of domestic violence and early marriage, according to a new report by the UN Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit.
The insecurity plaguing Baghdad and other Iraqi cities has a distinct and debilitating impact on the daily lives of women and girls, preventing them from participating in public life at a crucial time in their country's history, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Zainab Salbi, the founder of the nonprofit humanitarian organization Women for Women International and author of “The Other Side of War: Women's Stories of Survival and Hope,” criticized the United States for contributing to Iraqi women's diminishing social position in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq in a lecture in Filene Auditorium on Thursday.
Out of the almost 2 million internally displaced people (IDP) in Iraq, 13% are families headed by women.
Most of these women are widows, although some have fled their communities because of gender-based threats. In a country that gives women less opportunities than men, IDP women and their families can have significantly greater needs than other displaced people in the same area.
As world powers deploy military missions to fight ISIL*, the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict is urging them to prioritize ending widespread sexual violence by ISIL and other militant groups in Iraq. The Campaign also warns that without the inclusion of Iraqi women in diplomatic efforts to establish peace, violence will worsen.
1. WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY NEWS
IRAQ CONSTITUTION ‘BIG DISAPPOINTMENT' FOR WOMEN