Kenya’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

by Dhyeya Pandya, current intern at WPSN-C and World Federalist Movement, International Development and Globalization student at University of Ottawa   Released on March 8th, 2016 the Kenyan National Action Plan (KNAP) is dedicated to the promotion, integration, and collaboration of UNSCR 1325 into mainstream perspectives on peace, conflict resolution, security, policies, and national development. the … Continue reading Kenya’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

The Women’s Struggle for Peace: Peace Initiatives in South Sudan, Sudan, and Central African Republic

November was an important month for women. The insecurity in South Sudan, Sudan, and Central African Republic has lead women to mobilize and take action towards establishing peace. However, there are missed opportunities and concerns with the current initiatives that can be and should be rectified. In Sudan, as investigations continue into the allegations of … Continue reading The Women’s Struggle for Peace: Peace Initiatives in South Sudan, Sudan, and Central African Republic

#16 Days: Progress on Women, Peace and Security Issues

Report Review: Cross-Cutting Report on Women, Peace and Security (2014) by Security Council Report Security Council Report, an independent non-for-profit organisation that provides “information about the activities of the UN Security Council and its subordinate bodies” for the stakeholders and the general public, published the 4th Cross-Cutting Report on Women, Peace and Security in April … Continue reading #16 Days: Progress on Women, Peace and Security Issues

#16Days: Peace Talks, Peacebuilding and Women

Although over past two decades great strides have been made to include women in international, political, and security affairs, recent statistics demonstrate a lot of work still needs to be done. In 2012, UN Women published a report “Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations: Connections between Presence and Influence”, which demonstrates how little women have been … Continue reading #16Days: Peace Talks, Peacebuilding and Women

#16Days: Women leaders in the DRC weigh in on Peace, Security and Cooperation

Report Review: Women’s Leadership and Participation in the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes Region: Achievements, Challenges, and Opportunities by Niamh Reilly and Roslyn Warren. This was a report on a joint study done by the Centre for Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway, and the … Continue reading #16Days: Women leaders in the DRC weigh in on Peace, Security and Cooperation

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