Leadership and Participation, Peace and Security

A Case for Gender Mainstreaming in Peacekeeping Missions

May 29, 2018
The evidence shows that the presence of women in peacekeeping operations has a positive effect on its missions. However, despite the United Nations request to its members that it increase contributions from females in every mission, the numbers of those sent to the field remain low.

Honoring Women Peacekeepers

May 22, 2018
Serin Cherian, a female Nurse Officer with the Indian contingent of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), poses outside of UNIFIL’s Headquarters Hospital in Naqoura, South Lebanon.
Liberian police force includes women

Why More Women? The Efficacy of Incorporating Women in Local Police Forces

May 21, 2018
If the protection of women and girls is a pillar of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) movement, then we need female police officers to hold that pillar up. There are two key reasons for this.
Where did mothers day come from

What You Didn’t Know about Mother’s Day: The Anti-War Origins of a Hallmark Holiday

May 11, 2018
When we think about Mother’s Day in the United States, our minds immediately go to store-bought flowers, Hallmark cards, and going out for brunch.
Nobel Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Corrigan Maguire

Women Nobel Peace Laureates Organize First-Ever Feminist Summit at G7

May 09, 2018
Setting a groundbreaking precedent, this year’s G7 Summit in Ottawa, Canada was accompanied by the first-ever feminist summit, a side meeting known as the W7.

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