Peace and Security, Women's Rights and Empowerment

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

November 28, 2017
The theme for 2017’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is “Together We Can End GBV in Education!”  Running from November 25-December 10, the campaign’s goal is to build awareness and advocate to end all forms of gender-based violence once and for all.  Learn how you can get engaged with the 16 Days Campaign’s Activist Toolkit.
Women Peace and Security Three Things

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

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