Recent items of interest

Resolution 1325 and the Need to Empower Malian Women
by Senator Mobina Jaffer

“Currently, French forces are reported to be engaged in heavy fighting in northern Mali. Thus far the intervention has cost France around $133 million. For its part, UN is appealing for $373 million in foreign aid. However, more than just a contribution of financial aid needs to be done in order to deal specifically with the impact that this conflict has on Malian women.”

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GNWP and its members take the  Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 Program to the Democratic Republic of Congo

“Over 80 civil society participants, government officials, and international actors gathered in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on April 5, 2013 for the Women’s Peace Dialogue (WPD). The dialogue is an initiative of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), its member organizations, including Cadre Permanent de Concertation de la Femme Congolaise (CAFCO), African Women’s Active Nonviolence Initiatives for Social Change (AWANICh)-DRC, Réseau Femme et Développement, WILPF-DRC, and other civil society partners. The Women’s Peace Delegation of prominent women leaders and activists from Burundi, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Uganda also joined the dialogue. The main objective of the WPD is to generate concrete responses from individual governments involved in the discussions on the incidences of violence in the DRC, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, the African Union and the UN Security Council.”

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