Leadership and Participation

Sahana Dharmapuri Women Peace Security 2019

Letter from the Director: Make 2019 the best year yet for Women, Peace and Security

January 21, 2019
“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, we are reminded of this quote and the many ways that Women, Peace and Security is both a goal and the means by which we arrive at peace. Looking forward to the new hopes and challenges that await us, we are resolved... Read more
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Yemeni Women Call for Inclusion in Peace Talks

January 14, 2019
With the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review on Yemen (UPR) starting January 23rd, Yemeni women peace activists are making a vital request: Listen to Yemeni women. Background on the Conflict in Yemen Conflict in Yemen broke out in 2011, following the country’s failed political transition after the Arab Spring. Longtime authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh was forced to relinquish... Read more
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Making History across the DMZ

December 17, 2018
On December 4–6, 2018, Women Cross DMZ held a historic meeting of women peacebuilders from North and South Korea at the Northeast Asia Roundtable on Women, Peace and Security. Held at the Embassy of Canada in Beijing, China, the event explored ways that women from the Korean Peninsula and other countries that participated in the Korean War of 1950–1953 can create peace mechanisms in Northeast... Read more
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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky on the US Women, Peace, and Security Act

December 11, 2018
On September 25, 2017, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) gave this statement on the critical importance of promoting women’s participation in conflict prevention and resolution, citing the efforts of women peacebuilders around the world. Congresswoman Schakowsky helped to introduce the US Women, Peace, and Security Act, which passed with bipartisan support. *The WPS Act calls for a government-... Read more
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Reweaving Society: Colombia’s Nasa Women Reviving Culture and Dialogue

November 09, 2018
This is the sixth installment in a blog series on civil society engagement with the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The series shares perspectives from multiple focus areas of One Earth Future. Contributors to the series include Alexandra Amling, Kelsey Coolidge, and Catie Fowler. Catch up on your reading for this series with the first four blogs on civil society organizations,... Read more