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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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  • August 1, 2014 (Fast Company)
    INTERNATIONAL: How Male Allies Help the Gender Equality Movement Since the Seneca Falls Convention launched the women's rights movement in the United States 166 years ago, wise men have aided women in their pursuit of legal and economic inclusion.
  • July 10, 2014 (Women's News Network)
    ISRAEL: As Conflict Rages Between Israel & Gaza, Women Work Toward Peace One week ago a group of Israeli women human rights defenders, known as Machsom Watch, had an interesting encounter on the Barta'a
  • June 30, 2014 (allAfrica)
    INTERNATIONAL: Religious Women Have Stake in Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building Justice and peace are not possible without the involvement and participation of women. To accomplish this vision the United Nations Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1325 can be an important negotiation tool for religious women's on-going work for conflict resolution and peace-building around the world.
  • June 25, 2014 (WILPF International)
    SYRIA: The Women of Syria Advocating for Peace In Syria, the impact of ongoing violence on women goes beyond the direct victims to affect all women in the society. Whether living inside or outside Syria, women are losing their basic rights and hard-earned status due to the continuous violence. WILPF invited 6 Syrian women to share their experiences on how the ongoing violence affected their lives and status and what they are doing on the local and international levels to limit this affect.
  • June 13, 2014 (Qantara)
    MIDDLE EAST: For Dignity, Peace and Equal Rights Despite all the setbacks suffered by many women's rights groups in the transitioning Arab states, regional co-operation has improved considerably over the past few years. The radical changes in the Arab world mean women's rights groups face the major challenge of campaigning for both equality before the law and political democratisation simultaneously. The Cairo-based non-government organisation Karama has created a platform on which the region's activists can engage in debate.

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