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Three Things We Are Grateful for in Women, Peace and Security

November 27, 2017
Last week on Thanksgiving, I had a lot to say thanks for.  First and foremost, I was thankful for my new role as a Project Coordinator with Our Secure Future and to launch my career in Women, Peace, and Security as part of a welcoming team.  There were also many victories in the Women, Peace and Security movement that came to mind and I wanted to take a moment to share three... Read more

In Yemen, Engaging Women is Key to Creating Peace

November 20, 2017
If you’ve been following the ongoing war in Yemen, you’ll already know that at the beginning of this month, Saudi Arabia shut down Yemeni land, air, and sea borders in retaliation for the firing of a missile aimed at an international airport near Riyadh. If you’re an expert on Women, Peace and Security or are interested in human rights in general, you’ll also likely know that, as with so many... Read more

Hack It! A Gender Perspective on the Small Island Developing States

October 24, 2017
Dessima M. Williams, then Permanent Representative of Grenada to the UN, holds a press conference with Al Binger (off camera), Advisor to the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) group on Climate Change, to discuss their position ahead of the Seventeenth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, November 2011. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras. Our previous blog... Read more

Back To Basics: The Micro-Hack (Part III)

October 19, 2017
In the third of three new installments in our Back to Basics series, we cover seven simple WPS micro hacks that will change the way you do your work. Today’s micro hack: Now that we’re near the anniversary of the passing of UN Security Council 1325, ask yourself, how do you think about security? Why? In October 2000, the UN Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace... Read more

Faces of WPS: Engaging Male Leaders at the United Nations

October 04, 2017
At the end of September, Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, joined the growing list of International Gender Champions (IGC), as he was awarded the title at a special ceremony held in his office. IGC is a network of senior leaders of the UN Secretariat, funds, programs and agencies, Member States, local governments, private sector leaders and civil... Read more