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Civil Society Activities/Women Organizing for Peace

Civil Society Activities/Women Organizing for Peace is a sub-theme of Peace Processes and provides information on the activities carried out by Civil Society and Women's Groups to facilitate and sustain peace.  This sub theme also provides information relevant to the work carried out by Civil Society and Women's Groups to ensure women's meaningful participation in conflict resolution and Peace Processes.  

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  • February 21, 2014 (Global Voices)
    COLOMBIA: There will be No Peace in Colombia without Women The documentation centre No habrá paz sin las mujeres [There will be no peace without women] enables female leaders, professionals and survivors of the armed conflict in Colombia to express themselves and share their experiences so that, according to the website, the lifework they have dedicated to peace is not forgotten.
  • January 17, 2014 (MR Zine)
    COLOMBIA: Guerrilla Girls of the FARC-EP: Making War, Peace, and History If regular armies are generally a man's world, guerrillas and insurgent forces are just the contrary. There women have always had a central role. Think of Agustina of Aragon, Olga Benário, Tania Bunke, Maria Grajales, and Celia Sánchez, or even (stretching a bit) the legendary Amazons. It is not for nothing that Liberté -- the allegorical figure depicted by Delacroix in the barricades of the July Revolution -- is a woman.
  • January 16, 2014 (The Hindu Business Line )
    IRAQ: The Womans Word from Iraq Iraq is in the middle of a crisis again. In the past year alone, the UN estimates that 8,868 people, including 7,818 civilians, have been killed in violent attacks across the country. Which makes it important to hear what the Iraqi activist and author Haifa Zangana has to say. Because, as in any war, the majority of victim survivors are always women and children
  • January 13, 2014 (UN News Centre)
    SYRIA: UN-Sponsored Conference Demands Full Voice for Women in Seeking to End Crisis The voice of Syrian women must be heard in all efforts to resolve the civil war that is tearing their country apart, a United Nations-sponsored conference declared today, stressing that women's participation is vital in shaping a peaceful future for the strife-wracked Middle Eastern nation.
  • August 28, 2013 (The Guardian )
    NIGERIA: Launch of the National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution By the launch of the National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR 1325) in Abuja Tuesday, the UN and Nigeria are working to increase the roles of women in peace, security and conflict resolution in the country.

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