Peace and Security

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Women Peacekeepers Around the World

September 12, 2018
How do women fit into the history of United Nations peacekeepers? From the first female battalion in Liberia to the Mongolian women who served as peacekeepers in South Sudan, women continue to make history across the globe.
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On International Day Against Nuclear Tests, International Community Has Far to Go

August 29, 2018
More than two decades ago, the international community resolved to make August 29th International Day Against Nuclear Tests. This initiative, put into place as a day for state governments to reaffirm their opposition to nuclear testing, is part of a larger global movement to end not only testing, but the use of all weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Marking the notable  accomplishments of... Read more
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Barriers to the Full Implementation of Women, Peace and Security Caused by Lack of Funding

August 24, 2018
This is the third 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. Lead advisors for the series include Alexandra Amling, Kelsey Coolidge, and Catie Fowler. Read the first two blogs here and here.  As of 2018, 76 countries have made state... Read more
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Women Peacekeepers

August 14, 2018
Lisa M. Buttenheim, the head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus speaks to the importance and effectiveness of engaging women in peacekeeping efforts.
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On World Day of Trafficking in Persons, What Can Women, Peace and Security Do for the Human Trafficking Agenda?

July 30, 2018
Although separate agendas, human trafficking and Women, Peace and Security (WPS) are often treated as two parts of the same puzzle. While human trafficking and WPS are not the same, they do share a few similarities that are worth noting to mark the World Day of Trafficking in Persons. First, WPS and human trafficking are two issues that fall into the categories of both human rights and hard... Read more