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We are all a piece of peace: Young women leaders call for greater inclusivity for sustainable peace

We are all a piece of peace: Young women leaders call for greater inclusivity for sustainable peace October 30, 2018 by Alexandria Kazmerik* Edited by Katrina Leclerc and Mavic Cabrera-Balleza On October 26, 2018, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) launched the new name of the Girl Ambassadors for Peace program: Young Women for…

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Leadership from the ground up – Executive Summary of the Report on Women Civil Society’s Perspectives on Sustaining Peace

Leadership from the ground up – Women Civil Society’s Perspectives on Sustaining Peace Download the Executive Summary here For any questions about GNWP’s work on Sustaining Peace, please contact agnieszka@gnwp.org Executive Summary Following the review of the UN peacebuilding architecture in 2015, in 2016, the UN General Assembly and Security Council adopted twin resolutions (UNSC…

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After 50 Years of Conflict: Colombian Journalists Discuss Their Roles in Building a Peaceful Society

After 50 Years of Conflict: Colombian Journalists Discuss Their Roles in Building a Peaceful Society October 9, 2018 by Kelly Yzique Zea* Bogota, Colombia   “Colombian media need to stop portraying women as victims of war but instead as survivors and peacebuilders.” This was the  the resounding message among the participants who attended a workshop on the media and…

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Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security: 2018 Side Events

Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security – October 2018 Side Events Global Network of Women Peacebuilders’ List of Events     Wednesday, October 24, 10 am – 12 pm, “Leadership from the ground up: Local women’s perspectives on Sustaining Peace” Organized by Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), UN Women, Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), and…

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Young Women Speak Out for Conflict Prevention and Sustainable Peace

Young Women Speak Out for Conflict Prevention and Sustainable Peace October 11, 2018 by Katrina Leclerc* From an early age, girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan and many other countries are told: “You are only girls.” Yet, a new generation of young women leaders has emerged, and they are taking a…

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