WPSN-C event: Yasmin Sooka speaks about women’s rights and violence in Sri Lanka

Residents of the Manik Farm IDP camp await the arrival of the United Nations Secretary-General in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. Photo credit: Eskinder Debebe/United Nations. On May 8, Yasmin Sooka, a South African human rights lawyer and activist, will be speaking about women’s rights and violence in Sri Lanka at a brown bag lunch. The event … Continue reading WPSN-C event: Yasmin Sooka speaks about women’s rights and violence in Sri Lanka

Member Spotlight: CFUW is a multi-issue advocacy organization that supports women’s rights

CFUW and IFUW members at the 58th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in March 2014. The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization with over 100 CFUW Clubs located in every province across Canada. Since its founding in 1919, CFUW has been working to … Continue reading Member Spotlight: CFUW is a multi-issue advocacy organization that supports women’s rights

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

Member Spotlight: Nobel Women’s Initiative promotes peace, justice and equality around the world

The six Nobel Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the Nobel Women’s Initiative Moving Beyond Militarism and War: Women-driven Solutions for a Nonviolent World conference in May 2013. Nobel Women's Initiative (NWI) uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and six courageous women peace laureates to magnify the power … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Nobel Women’s Initiative promotes peace, justice and equality around the world

Member Spotlight: Julie Lafrenière works on GBV intervention policies in humanitarian settings

WPSN-C steering Committee member, Julie Lafrenière, is currently revising guidelines on GBV interventions in humanitarian settings with UN and NGO partners. Julie Lafrenière is an independent consultant specializing in issues of violence against women and girls. A bilingual lawyer by training, Julie has spent the last ten years living in Africa and Afghanistan where she … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Julie Lafrenière works on GBV intervention policies in humanitarian settings

Member Spotlight: Anna Snyder conducts conflict resolution training in Burma

WPSN-C member, Anna Snyder, conducted conflict resolution training for political parties, NGOs and civil society in Burma/Myanmar in December 2013. Anna Snyder is an Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba. In December 2013, she co-hosted conflict resolution training for Burma’s political parties, NGOs and civil … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Anna Snyder conducts conflict resolution training in Burma