Civil Society

It’s Time to Change the Narrative on Women and Security

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Author: , | Date: March 2014

This year, the United Nations declared “inspiring change” as the theme of its activities for International Women’s Day (March 8) in order to commemorate the evolving role of women globally.  […]

Three Myths about Women in Peacekeeping

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Author: | Date: March 2014

When we ask about the presence of women in peacekeeping operations, we might as well be asking to see a fantastical creature, like the mythological female warrior Lady Triệu Thị […]

Secure Women, Secure States

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Author: | Date: March 2014

In a 2008 survey by Global Rights and Partners for Justice, 87 percent of Afghan women respondents reported that they had been abused, almost all by intimate family members, particularly […]

Is Resolution 1325 Making a Difference?

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Author: | Date: March 2014

Recognizing the enormous effects of armed conflict on women and children and women’s role in building peace, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325 in 2000. The resolution […]

A Model National Action Plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Author: , | Date: March 2014

The vision of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, adopted on October 31, 2000, is historic: It recognizes women not only as victims of war but also as agents of change […]

The Role of Men in Engendered Peacebuilding

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Author: | Date: March 2014

The term “gender” is usually considered synonymous with “women” when it comes to peacebuilding. In that sense, applying a gendered lens to a peacebuilding activity means taking women’s perspectives into […]

Devotion and Defiance: A Book Review

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Author: | Date: March 2014

Book by Humaira Awais Shahid with Kelly Horan This autobiography is personal and political, as many women’s stories are. Humaira Awais Shahid is a Pakistani activist, journalist, and mother who […]

Women, War, and Peace: An Interview with Abigail Disney

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Author: , | Date: March 2014

In October 2013, Alliance for Peacebuilding president Melanie Greenberg and Building Peace editor- in-chief Jessica Berns spoke with Abigail Disney, philanthropist and filmmaker, about the role women play in contributing to social […]

Women Peacebuilders Reflect, Connect, and Act

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Author: | Date: March 2014

Why is the inclusion of women in decision-making around peace and security issues so important? Here are the cold, hard facts: • The single best predictor of a state’s level […]

The World As It Is and the World As It Should Be: Interview with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

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Author: | Date: September 2013

Alliance for Peacebuilding president and chief executive officer Melanie Greenberg interviewed Mr. Eliasson in June 2013 at the UN headquarters in New York about his experiences with conflict prevention over […]