The Colombian Peace Accords are the most inclusive and comprehensive peace agreement in recent history. Signed on November 24, 2016, Colombian women’s groups ensured there was a gender perspective throughout the agreement and implementation. Despite this, challenges remain for Colombian women, in both urban and rural areas.
In recognition of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, we must acknowledge the historic and unprecedented threat female journalists face today. Female journalists are attacked, harassed, and threatened—both in person and online—every day. Across the globe, they are killed, assaulted, and defamed, all for simply pursuing the truth.
On the 18th anniversary of the passing of UN Security Resolution 1325, it is more apparent than ever that the global community needs to take the voices of women into account to build sustainable peace and security.
As South Sudan celebrates its newest peace agreement, will women be included for the sake of sustained piece?
A transformative approach to gender mainstreaming, in which data is collected, analyzed, and used in a way that fits the new social structures can better help the displaced population rebuild their lives.
The WPS agenda presents the opportunity to make formal peacemaking and peacebuilding processes and structures more inclusive, effective, and sensitive to the needs of the entire population. However, the agenda will not be fully successful without the inclusion of men.
Evidence shows that the presence of women in peacekeeping operations has a positive effect. Yet, the number of female peacekeepers sent to the field remains low.
Another World Economic Forum (WEF) has come and gone, but something was missing amongst heads of state and business leaders: women.