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 […]

Why is it so important for women to be included in peace processes?

Why is it so important for women to be included in peace processes?

Vanina Serra – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/OD/50:50) The Hague, The Netherlands, WESTERN EUROPE: On 27 March 2014, a historic first was achieved: a peace agreement led by a woman chief mediator was signed. The Filipino government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed the  Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), putting an end to four decades […]

Women farmers can make powerful earth resources guardians, says UN

Women farmers can make powerful earth resources guardians, says UN

WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/UN) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report recently released on November 6, 2013. “At a practical level, women form the […]

Global Failed States Index fails to bring a progress picture to the table

Global Failed States Index fails to bring a progress picture to the table

Claire Leigh – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GD/PMB) London, UNITED KINGDOM: The latest edition of Foreign Policy magazine contains the 2012 edition of the notorious Failed States Index (FSI). This annual compendium of failure is produced in collaboration with the Fund for Peace. It makes for depressing reading at the best of times, especially when published alongside […]

Why Women Matter in Peacebuilding

Why Women Matter in Peacebuilding

Stewart M. Patrick – Council on Foreign Relations – Monday, 21 November 2011 (originally published 18 Nov) On October 31, 2000, the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously passed resolution 1325. The resolution marked the first time that the body recognized the unique impact of armed conflict on women—and women’s undervalued role in peacebuilding. As Sanam-Naraghi […]