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September 26, 2019

Men Engage Alliance

“We envision a world where all people are equal and free from discrimination– a world in which gender justice and human rights are promoted and protected. In order to achieve gender justice for all, we believe men and boys need to be part of the solution as allies to women’s rights and other social ...
September 09, 2019

TedTalk Tuesday: Manal Omar

“Wherever I’ve served, I always get some rendition of the same line, from U.S. generals to Libya militias, to Afghan religious leaders, “As soon as this war is over we can talk about your women.” And I always have the same response. This war isn’t going to be over until you include the women.”
August 28, 2019

Brave Girls Film Review

Brave Girls tells a universally relatable coming-of-age story about rebellion against societal expectations, falling in love, and how the consequences of your decisions can shape the rest of your life. Following three young women from Dholka, India, the film shows how they are charting their own pat...
Erin Cooper
August 16, 2019

Feminist Friday: António Guterres

“The UN must be at the forefront of the global movement towards gender equality, an inalienable and indivisible feature of all human rights and fundamental freedoms: progressively moving from perceiving women and girls as a subject of protection to promoting their empowerment; from an isolated focus...
July 22, 2019

Podcasts for Peace and Security

In honor of summer vacations and long road trips, we’re recommending three podcasts that are giving us life! Each puts a unique focus on varying security issues. Some shows dedicate more attention to the application of a gender perspective.
May 31, 2019

Cameroonian Women, Peace and Security Frontline Advocates

Let me take you through my beautiful country, Cameroon where our women have an age-long tradition of advocating for peace and security. The English regions of Cameroon have a group of post-menopausal women known as Takembeng. Takembeng is a female social movement in the Northwest Region of Cameroon....
May 31, 2019

Finding Our Voices, Communicating our Peace – a Pacific Journey

But I was a small voice amidst a multitude of human rights defenders and political activists including many women who protested the overthrow of democracy. They faced far more serious intimidation and violence. There were riots and looting. A political deadlock resulted in a second coup on September...
May 28, 2019

Embracing Who We Are, Just the Way We Are

Security to me is not just a word, it’s a goal in life. That can be financial, social and most importantly personal. Often people misunderstand security for wars and guns, but they forget that at the end of the day the only one who or what can make you feel secure is yourself and the people around y...
February 21, 2019

Upholding Social Justice Since 2000

As February 20th marks World Day of Social Justice, we are proud to look back at the accomplishments of the Women, Peace and Security agenda towards a world free of discrimination.