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 […]

Global Voice of Women's Rights and Gender Equality in 2014

Global Voice of Women's Rights and Gender Equality in 2014

Guardian Development Network – WNN Improve It (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: Over the past few decades, the often tireless work of the women’s movement around the world has brought positive change. There has been a growing recognition that countries cannot thrive if half the population is left out of education and work, or not […]

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 […]

India for ‘zero tolerance’ towards gender-based violence

India for ‘zero tolerance’ towards gender-based violence

PTI – Moneycontrol – Wednesday,  05 December 2012 (originally published 01 Dec) India has called for “zero tolerance” towards gender-based violence as it noted that protection of human rights of women in armed conflict continues to pose a “pressing” challenge. India has called for “zero tolerance” towards gender-based violence as it noted that protection of […]

Three women peace heroes will receive Nobel Peace Prize for 2011

Three women peace heroes will receive Nobel Peace Prize for 2011

WNN Breaking This year’s 2011 pick for the Nobel Peace Prize recognizes three outstanding women “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” The Norwegian Nobel Committee has chosen Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman to share the prize and award money […]

Libyan women say ‘we want inclusion’ with nation rebuilding

Libyan women say ‘we want inclusion’ with nation rebuilding

Farah Abushwesha – WNN Breaking (WNN) LIBYA: Having played a key role in Libya’s revolution, women must be fully included in the rebuilding and reconciliation process At this week’s conference on Libya in Paris, the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) and the international community talk about “inclusiveness” in the new country’s future. It seems strange, […]

“Women Must Be Part of the Peace Equation”

“Women Must Be Part of the Peace Equation”

Rousbeh Legatis interviews MAVIC CABRERA-BALLEZA, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders – IPS – Thursday, 24 March, 2011 (originally published 21 March) UNITED NATIONS, Mar 21, 2011 (IPS) – Eleven years ago, 192 countries – all the United Nations member states – agreed to step up the integration of women in international peacebuilding and security processes, […]