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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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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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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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A diverse and independent media is a requisite for sustainable peace – journalists in DRC discuss their role in promoting women’s leadership, peace and security

A diverse and independent media is a requisite for sustainable peace – journalists in DRC discuss their role in promoting women’s leadership, peace and security October 5, 2018 by Agnieszka Fal-Dutra Santos* Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo “Our role, as journalists, is to promote the rights of the people, especially women; to teach the…

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“Power to the people” – Congolese stakeholders discuss the impacts and challenges of Localizing UNSCR 1325 in their communities ahead of the national elections

“Power to the people” – Congolese stakeholders discuss the impacts and challenges of Localizing UNSCR 1325 in their communities ahead of the national elections October 4, 2018 by Dinah Lakehal* Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo In the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the number of women appointed as provincial ministers…

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