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

Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights: Presentation by Jess Tomlin, executive director, MATCH International

The following is the prepared remarks presented by Jess Tomlin, executive director, MATCH International, at the Senate Human Rights Committee on June 11, 2015. Video is also available. Thank you very much, Madame Chair, and good morning to all. I would like to thank the Committee for the opportunity to appear before you today. My … Continue reading Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights: Presentation by Jess Tomlin, executive director, MATCH International

#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

#16 Days: When sexual and gender-based crimes are committed in the context of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes

Sexual and gender-based crimes are difficult to prosecute and secure convictions for under any conditions. When they are committed as acts of genocide, crimes against humanity, or war crimes -- and are dealt with as part of the international justice system -- the situation is even more fraught and complicated. However, the past year has … Continue reading #16 Days: When sexual and gender-based crimes are committed in the context of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes