Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security: An Update

by Beth Woroniuk, WPSN-C Coordinator. Follow her on twitter @bethottawa This month has seen a flurry of foreign policy announcements. First, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined the government’s vision of Canada’s role in the world in her speech in the House of Commons. This was followed by the new Defence Policy, which featured a massive … Continue reading Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security: An Update

Expect the Unexpected: Navigating the Challenges of Conducting Fieldwork in a Fragile State

by Kirsten Van Houten, Ph.D. Candidate, School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa Between February and May of 2016 I conducted my doctoral fieldwork in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). While I was there, I embedded myself within three local civil society organizations in order to … Continue reading Expect the Unexpected: Navigating the Challenges of Conducting Fieldwork in a Fragile State

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