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Cooperation for better security – national stakeholders in Moldova discuss next steps for UNSCR 1325 implementation

By Agnieszka Fal-Dutra Santos Chisinau, 13 August 2018 “Security means different things to different people. Especially today, human security is crucial. The National Action Plan (NAP) on UNSCR 1325 is important because it brought together different actors and governmental institutions to ensure comprehensive, inclusive and sustainable peace in Moldova” – said Ms. Elena Marzac, the…

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Young Congolese Women Start Businesses as They Fight Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Young Congolese Women Start Businesses as They Fight Sexual and Gender-based Violence July 19, 2018 by Katrina Leclerc* Wivine, Esther, Anitha, Nadine, Immaculée, and Ruth collect discarded tires on weekends. They make furniture out of these discarded tires and sell them for a small profit around their city of Goma.  These young women are members…

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Girl Ambassadors for Peace: Leaders of Today, Change-Makers of Tomorrow

Girl Ambassadors for Peace: Leaders of Today, Change-Makers of Tomorrow June 27, 2018 by Anne Lescure “Often in academia there is a lot of critique about empowerment models because of the fact that empowerment is seen as having to go with empowering someone to be able to have a voice. GNWP does not believe that,…

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Nothing about us, without us! Local Ukrainian women raise their voices for the implementation of UNSCR 1325

The GNWP and DDC teams with civil society and local authorities in Kherson, Ukraine. (Photo credit: Knarik Mktrchyan)   Nothing about us, without us! Local Ukrainian women raise their voices for the implementation of UNSCR 1325  June 21, 2018 by Anne Lescure* Kiev, Ukraine – “The big difference between women and men in Ukraine is…

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Young women demand economic opportunities

Young women demand economic opportunities June 18, 2018 by Katrina Leclerc* Speaking at the World Trade Organization’s Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for Least-Developed Countries in Geneva on June 13-14, Noëlla Muhamiriza and Ariane Moza, Girl Ambassadors for Peace from South Kivu, urged the international community to help young women to become economically independent. The…

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