Global women peacebuilders need on-the-ground funding, say UN experts

Global women peacebuilders need on-the-ground funding, say UN experts

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Women are crucial partners in peacebuilding and must be guaranteed the safe political space, including a seat at the “negotiating table,” to participate in all steps of post-conflict reconciliation and recovery processes, stressed high-level United Nations officials today at a Headquarters event. Chair of the UN […]

Can women make the world more peaceful?

Can women make the world more peaceful?

Laurel Stone – Guardian News / Global Development Professionals Network – Monday August 18, 2014 (originally published 11 Aug) Do women hold the key to a peaceful society? Much is known about the victimization of women through rape, trafficking, and early marriages, but much is yet to be discovered about how women can be empowered […]

“We cannot remain silent,” say fifty Syrian women at United Nations

“We cannot remain silent,” say fifty Syrian women at United Nations

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: 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 on January 13, stressing that women’s participation is vital in shaping a peaceful future for the strife-wracked Middle Eastern […]

[Philippines] Women Take on Mindanao Rebels for Peace to Unlock $300B

[Philippines] Women Take on Mindanao Rebels for Peace to Unlock $300B

Joel Guinto and Clarissa Batino – Bloomberg News – Thursday December 26, 2013 (originally published 25 Dec) Of the more than a dozen women Philippine President Benigno Aquino appointed to senior administration posts since gaining power in June 2010, one of the most diplomatically sensitive was Miriam Coronel-Ferrer. Coronel-Ferrer’s credentials for the position of chief negotiator with rebels […]

The root cause of violence. Can we explain it?

The root cause of violence. Can we explain it?

Jessica Murrey for CGN – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Washington, DC – Genocide, school shootings, rape… it’s easy to express outrage after the fact. It is obvious that senseless violence is wrong. But what about the root cause? Bias. Fear. Hate. They are alive and kicking in every community. None of us […]

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

WNN Features (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: As WNN – Women News Network works with the Nobel Women’s Initiative to introduce an amazing group of global women rights defenders, following the  16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, WNN asked each of the heroines the same vital question: As we get close to […]

Nobel Peace Laureate Gbowee brings scholarships to Liberia’s women

Nobel Peace Laureate Gbowee brings scholarships to Liberia’s women

Deborah Mazon – WNN Breaking (WNN) Flanders, BELGIUM, EUROPE: Outlining what she calls “a serious gap” in conditions under leadership in Liberia, Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is sharing her convictions that women must occupy key roles inside her home country of Liberia as she gets ready for an upcoming symposium at Leuven University in […]