Leadership and Participation

Women peace builders in Pyongyang, DMZ

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
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The Woman Leading the Movement Against Nuclear Weapons

September 26, 2018
“Giving voice to that humanitarian perspective is how we will create the end of fear, the end of denial. And ultimately, the end of nuclear weapons.”- Beatrice Fihn On December 10, 2017, Beatrice Fihn, the Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of her organization. ICAN is a global coalition of non-governmental... Read more
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“Mothers of the Revolution”: Our Secure Future Recognizes Women Peacebuilders on the International Day of Peace

September 24, 2018
Known as the “Mother of the Revolution,” Tawakkol Karman grew up in the midst of political turmoil, the civil war between North and South Yemen. As a young journalist in 2005, she founded Women Journalists without Chains to advocate for freedom of the press and provide training to new journalists. By 2007, her organization was reporting human rights abuses, including attacks against and unfair... Read more