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We want to be heard! Local women demand inclusion in the discussion and implementation of the Sustaining Peace Agenda

By Agnieszka Fal-Dutra Santos* In just over a week after the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) lunched its research on the Sustaining Peace agenda, more than 170 women from Canada, Colombia, Liberia, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sweden and Ukraine responded to the survey and participated in focus group discussions (FGDs) and key…

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A Message From Our CEO – #MeToo & Security Council Resolution 1325

#MeToo & Security Council Resolution 1325 By Mavic Cabrera-Balleza This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8. Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is Chief Executive Officer/International Coordinator, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders         NEW YORK, Mar 7…

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From Best Practice Example to a Standard Practice: Conference on the Localization of UNSCR 1325 and Supporting Resolutions

Kathmandu, Nepal, 8-10 February 2018 By Agnieszka Fal-Dutra Santos An increase in the number of women running for local elections in Nepal and the Philippines. Regular and systematic assessment of mayors’ and other local authorities’ implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). Better response to and prevention…

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Ukrainian Media Discuss Their Role in the Implementation of Resolution 1325 and Formulate a Media and Communication Strategy

Kyiv, Ukraine – December 7 & 8, 2017 By Kelly Yzique Zea “The Ukrainian society needs to be aware of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women and Peace and Security.  I have been working as a journalist for 15 years but this is the first time I have heard of this resolution. It is…

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Georgia Responds to the Lingering Impact of the War Through Localization of Resolution 1325

Georgia – December 12, 2017 By Prativa Khanal Georgia adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) on the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women and Peace and Security in 2012, the first post-Soviet country to do so. The first NAP, approved by the Parliament of Georgia, covered the period 2012-2015. Georgia is now…

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