Recently released documents of interest

1) Creating Spaces for Dialogue - A Role for Civil Society by Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) "The stories presented in this book are authored by GPPAC network members who initiated a conversation between communities and societies polarised and divided as a result of conflict. Each story shows how civil society … Continue reading Recently released documents of interest

#16Days: South Sudan, Women and Demilitarisation

 In 2001, in his discussion paper “Demilitarising Minds, Demilitarising Societies”, Howard Clark suggested that demilitarisation should be viewed at two different levels, the surface level and the deep level. The surface level demilitarisation concerns the actions taken to put an immediate end to the fighting, such as “disbanding forces, surrendering arms, implementing ceasefire agreements”. It … Continue reading #16Days: South Sudan, Women and Demilitarisation

#16Days: Lessons from Burundi: Connections between Gender, Conflict and the Spread of HIV/AIDS

Article Review: “Conflict and Gender: the Implications of the Burundian Conflict on HIV/AIDS Risks” by Hakan Seckinelgin, Joseph Bigirumwami, and Jill Morris, Conflict, Security & Development 11:01 (2011) During conflicts, women are often subject to rape and other forms of sexual violence in an effort to demoralize the enemy. As a result, they are extremely … Continue reading #16Days: Lessons from Burundi: Connections between Gender, Conflict and the Spread of HIV/AIDS

Member Spotlight: Kristine St-Pierre is consultant on gender, peace and security

WPSN-C Steering Committee member, Kristine St-Pierre, is a consultant who offers training on women, peace and security issues. Kristine St-Pierre is a Gender, Peace and Security Consultant who has worked with international and national non-governmental organizations and governments around the world. Her focus is on facilitation and training, particularly for members of the military and … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Kristine St-Pierre is consultant on gender, peace and security