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 […]

Putting women at global decision making tables requires action!, says Equality Now

Putting women at global decision making tables requires action!, says Equality Now

Shelby Quast – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Washington, D.C. UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Peace accords which include women and civil society organizations have a much higher chance of sustainability than those formulated by only men.  These lessons should be applied to countries-in-transition like Egypt, Yemen and Syria, where the participation of everyone in the peace-making process is vital. What does strong […]

‘Women human rights defenders deserve our protection’, says Nobel Laureate Jody Williams

‘Women human rights defenders deserve our protection’, says Nobel Laureate Jody Williams

Jody Williams for The Nobel Women’s Initiative – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/NWI) Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA, AMERICAS: This Friday, to mark the eighth anniversary of the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, we will celebrate women around the world standing on the frontlines. These women are defending their land and the environment and providing a voice to […]

Why U.S. can’t deliver women’s rights to Afghanistan

Why U.S. can’t deliver women’s rights to Afghanistan

Malou Innocent – CNN – Tuesday 2 March, 2013 Editor’s note: Malou Innocent is a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute and can be followed @malouinnocent. The views expressed are the writer’s own. During his recent unannounced visit to Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with prominent female entrepreneurs and the captain of the […]

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 […]

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