“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
NEW YORK, July 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Reduction of Military Set for Next Year, Possible F
Afghan women's rights advocate Masouda Karokhi was announced as one of the eight winners of the 2013 N-Peace Awards,
It's hard to underscore enough the role women have played in Liberia's recent history.
The Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) is excited to announce the 2013 English version of the 16 Days Campai
With constitutional quotas for interest group seats in their favour and all political parties legally bound to respec
The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 65/1, in which the Assembly requested the Sec
On Thursday July 25th, 2013, the Security Council held a ministerial level debate on the Situation i
A dozen women were seated in the courtyard underneath a traditional African roof.
The gang rape and subsequent death of a young medical student seven months ago united India in outrage and brought pr
A black Mercedes pulls up in a grimy street in Bamako and the back door swings open.
UN women are now working with the Pacific Regional Facility Fund to try to prevent and eliminate violence against wom
There is need to invest in women's empowerment and leadership in order for countries to achieve sustainable developme
The Labor government's changes to immigration policy show a singular focus on stopping people seeking asylum in Austr
US Ambassador to Nepal Peter W Bodde has said that the US government will work with the government of Nepal and civil
The speech of 16-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations this month has served as an inspi
How can we engage men and boys to create gender justice, peace and freedom?
This conference was run in association with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) and UN Women, from March 18-20th, 2013.
Thirteen years have passed since United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) was adopted on 31 October 2000, followed by a handful of subsequent resolutions on women, peace and security (WPS)1 In support of the UN Secretary-General's (UNSG) 2010 seven-point action plan on Women's Participation in Peacebuilding and the UNSC's resolutions on WPS, the conference was convened to provide an expert forum to:
The roundtable, off-the-record meeting was attended by some 60 participants from international and regional bodies, including policymakers and practitioners; representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs); human rights advocates; academics; and military and other specialists with expertise in women's participation in peacebuilding, mediation and conflict resolution. The conference was structured into sessions focusing on the seven different commitments that figure in the UNSG's action plan.
Click here to download the conference report for "Women in Peacebuilding"
PRESIDENCY OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL FOR JULY: UNITED STATES
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In June 2013, AP R2P released a new policy brief in the third volume of its policy brief series in 2013. Realizing Commitments to Women, Peace and Security in Southeast Asia is second brief of the series, by Sarah Teitt and Sara Davies. The Policy Brief urges concerted attention to the impact of armed conflict in the region, as well as concerted dedication of resources to protect and ensure the participation of women at all stages of conflict resolution.
Download the full policy brief here.
The Somali Ministry of Development and Social Affairs is drafting a bill that outlines a new gender policy for the co
This summary report by the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) is the culmination of a two-day strategic meet
Serbia has made certain progress in terms of the position of women, officials concluded at the session of the UN Comm
More than two years ago, Haiti's parliament approved a landmark amendment to the country's 1987 constitution to ensur
Despite the United Nations' "zero tolerance" policy against sexual violence, there has been a rash of gende
Political parties in Liberia have been asked to ensure that at least 40 per cent of all elected positions at the dist
Imagine starting a country from scratch.
A group of prominent Iranian women's rights activists and intellectuals have outlined some of their main demands for
Bangladesh Nari Mukti Sangsad in a statement on Saturday said ‘Shafi in his remarks have disrespected and offen
(Phnom Penh, 10 July 2013) On 3 July 2013, a group of civil society organizations ("CSOs") jointly organize
This conference was run in association with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Australian Civil-Military Cent
The National Security Coordinator (NSCOORD), Retired Brigadier Mustapha M.K.
A senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without
Lawyers and rights activists are calling for a change in Sudan's laws which allow for the marriage of girls as young
Speakers stressed on the need for education, awareness and training to enhance participation of women in the electora
The former deputy president of South Africa, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, was named the new head of UN Women on Wednesday.
UN Women is set to launch a five-year programme on social stabilisation and reconstruction.
As dusk enveloped the salmon-pink houses of this capital city, the brightly colored robes of women stood out in a mas
This week alone, 91 women became victims of sexual assault over four days during the protests, says Human Rights Watc
Women political prisoners of the Damascus Central Prison, many held without charge, have begun an indefinite hunger s
Nearly one week into an election campaign period that has seen Phnom Penh's streets play host to thousands of politic
The Police lack necessary to handle gender-related issues, Justice David Batema, has said.
A court has reversed the convictions of three Afghans jailed for torturing a young relative who had refused to become
The South Asia Women's Network (SWAN) found an opportunity to hold a Strategic Planning Workshop in Male (Maldives),