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
Speaking to the US congress in May, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu boasted that his country is a beacon of freedom in the Middle East and North Africa, that it is the only place where Arabs "enjoy real democratic rights".
The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution under George Mason University hosted an international conference entitled “Assessing the Deadlock in the Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Process.” The event brought together analysts from US, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. The conference was moderated by the Carnegie Endowment's Russia and Eurasia Program Senior Associate Thomas de Waal, vestikavkaza.ru reported.
Male leaders fail to break the Mideast impasse. Enter women from Israel and the Palestinian territories working together. And… it would have been nice to say they succeeded where the men failed.
They didn't. The women have been ahead of the times, in speaking of solutions others thought unmentionable once, but now increasingly accept. And yet, peace seems more difficult than ever.
When 14-year-old Judith, not her real name, was raped in Goma, her father decided not to report the matter to the authorities. Instead, the family of the victim sat down with that of the rapist and hammered out a so-called friendly settlement.
Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories, with its ubiquitous closures, checkpoints, military raids and arrests, has decimated the Palestinian economy in the West Bank and Gaza.
In her office at the Bethlehem women's counselling centre, Khawla Al-Azraq recounts her memories from Israeli prison as vividly as if they were yesterday: the routine physical and psychological abuse, the nightly room searches, the hunger strikes and other collective actions in protest against their conditions, and the intense study sessions with her fellow prisoners.
Sami Awad is wrapping up a day of training with Palestinian women leaders in Bethlehem, another step in the effort not only to empower women, but to extend the concept and practice of non-violent popular resistance.
1. WELCOMING THE NEW PEACEWOMEN TEAM
Dear 1325 Colleagues and Friends,
We would like to take this opportunity to say farewell as we prepare to hand over the PeaceWomen Project to a new PeaceWomen team.THIS ISSUE OF 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWS FEATURES:
“We have to turn the world around - fast!"
"This [Resource Center] provides the opportunity for all peace women to be increasingly effective and cooperative."
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)
WILPF Women, Peace and Security work includes many publications, innovative tools such as our WPS Mobile App, advocacy documents, and initiatives such as our Lecture Series. This section also features the historic “Women’s Power to Stop War” movement and WILPF 100th anniversary.
The Global Study will build on extensive consultation, country visits, commissioned research, an online portal, a civil society survey and other components, as well as the annual Open Days on Women, Peace and Security that have been held since 2010.
Please find resources and policy briefs submitted by civil society organizations and research institutes providing key implementation gaps and recommendations below.