From the Nobel Women’s Initiative: “Young Women’s Rights Activists: Conversations in Canada

From the Nobel Women's Initiative and Match International: Conversations in Canada: Aghssan, Maria Luisa & Walaa to Take Part in Speaking Tour! The 2012 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Participants are  on a three-city Canadian speaking tour: “Young Women’s Rights Activists: Conversations in Canada.” Aghssan, Maria Luisa, and Walaa will visit Regina, Winnipeg and Ottawa from October 1-5. They will share …

From Inter Press Service: Q&A: “Women’s Participation in Peace Processes Is Still Very Small”

  By Becky Bergdah Becky Bergdahl interviews LILIA MAIA DE MORAIS SALES, peace builder and trainer UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 2012 (IPS) - Friday is not just any day – it’s the International Day of Peace. Concerts, debates and moments of silence will be held all over the planet to commemorate the ideal of global truce and …

International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict in New York next week

The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict will be making its first official visit to New York next week, coinciding with a United Nations High Level meeting on the rule of law. The Campaign, with Women’s Media Center and Physicians for Human Rights, will host a conversation with the Nobel Peace Laureates and prominent activists from around the world.  …

Putting Women’s Rights into the Arms Trade Treaty

The recent report, Putting Women's Rights into the Arms Trade Treaty, details the issue of gender-based violence and language needed in the Arms Trade Treaty. It also sets out how the threshold to determine the risk of an arms transfer leading to the perpetration or facilitation of gender-based violence can be identified by licensing agencies and which …

Network Member Guest Post: Women of South Sudan desire a life of dignity, sustainable peace, and development

Women of South Sudan desire a life of dignity, sustainable peace, and development by Jim Davis, KAIROS KAIROS funded partner, the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA), a sub regional fellowship of churches affiliated with the All African Conference of Churches, held a workshop with women …

Dutch National Action Plan on 1325

Women: Powerful Agents for Peace and Security The Dutch National Action Plan on the decision-making levels for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace & Security is now available.

Network member guest post: Sexual violence in the age of R2P

Sexual violence in the age of R2Pby Monique Cuillerieroriginally published in the World Federalist Movement - Canada's Mondial newsletter (June 2012)Sexual violence in conflict is not a new problem, but only recently has it been recognized as a systemic problem and considered as an international peace and security issue, instead of as individual incidents forming a …