Gender Issues are Security Issues: Canada’s Next C-NAP and the Conclusive Link Between Women’s Empowerment and Peace

By Sarah Tuckey, PhD Candidate and Management Consultant On April 20th and 21st, Global Affairs Canada, with the support of the Women, Peace and Security Network - Canada, will host a two-day consultation for the renewal of Canada's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (the C-NAP on WPS). There are many pressing WPS issues on … Continue reading Gender Issues are Security Issues: Canada’s Next C-NAP and the Conclusive Link Between Women’s Empowerment and Peace

IDRC Inclusive Economies Gender Speaker Series: Applying a Gender Lens to Preventing Violent Extremism

Not Just a Case of ‘Dealing with the Bad Guys’: Applying a Gender Lens to Preventing Violent Extremism with Dr. Henri Myrttinen, Head of Gender and Peacebuilding, International Alert Date:   February 17, 2017 Time:   1:30 - 2:30pm Venue: IDRC’s Pearson Boardroom, 8th floor, 150 Kent Street, Ottawa The event is free, but seating … Continue reading IDRC Inclusive Economies Gender Speaker Series: Applying a Gender Lens to Preventing Violent Extremism

What’s in a NAP? A short analysis of selected Women, Peace & Security National Action Plans

Our newest publication is a short analysis of a selection of Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans (NAPs). The NAPs chosen are from donor countries that have current plans: Australia, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US), in addition to Canada's expired NAP. This analysis … Continue reading What’s in a NAP? A short analysis of selected Women, Peace & Security National Action Plans

Response of the Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada (WPSN-C) to the Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development: An Opportunity for Global Leadership: Canada and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

pdf  of this document available On October 6, 2016, after months of meetings, hearing expert testimony, and analyzing a variety of documents, The House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (the Committee) released its report: An Opportunity for Global Leadership: Canada and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Comprehensive and aspirational, … Continue reading Response of the Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada (WPSN-C) to the Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development: An Opportunity for Global Leadership: Canada and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Open letter to Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie

The following letter was sent to Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau in November. Open letter to Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie urging increased and meaningful funding for women’s organizations (pdf version available) November 17, 2016 The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, P.C. Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Dear Minister Bibeau, We are writing … Continue reading Open letter to Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie

Discussion on forced marriage with activists

Dr. Annie Bunting, director of the Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW) Project was in Ottawa on November 17, 2016 along with five activists researchers from five countries in Africa. They are Amelia Cooper of ADWANGA in Liberia, Zawadi Mambo of SOFEPADI in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Godelieve Mukasarasi of SEVOTA in Rwanda, … Continue reading Discussion on forced marriage with activists