Statements

Global Appeal on the Marawi Siege, Extra Judicial Killings and Human Rights Violations in the Philippines

August 7, 2017 Dear friends, Please find the attached ‘Global Appeal on the Marawi Siege, Extra Judicial Killings and Human Rights Violations in the Philippines’.  The Appeal expresses our solidarity with the people of Marawi on the increasing violence in Marawi as a result of terrorist attacks and the declaration of Martial Law by the…

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Call for the appointment of a female Speaker to the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) and the implementation of the 25% women representation in the TGONU

14 January 2016 To: H.E. Salva Kirr Mayardit, The President of the Republic of South Sudan and Commander in Chief of the SPLA Call for the appointment of a female Speaker to the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) and the implementation of the 25% women representation in the TGONU The Consortium of Organizations for Women…

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Kinshasa Call to Action

The Kinshasa Call to Action is the ouctome document of the Women’s Peace Dialogue that was held in April 2013 in Kinshasa, DRC. It outlines concrete recommendations to the DRC government, member countries of the African Union and signatories to the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework, UN agencies, the donor community, as well as civil…

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Our Support: To Guarantee a Fair and Transparent Second Round Election through Women’s Active Participation – May 20, 2014

Our Support: To Guarantee a Fair and Transparent Second Round Election through Women’s Active Participation 20 May 2014 Afghan Women’s Network acknowledges the active participation (36%) of women in the Presidential and Provincial Council elections on 5th April 2014. A remarkable number of women’s participation in the first round of elections showed women’s commitment and…

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WE ARE TIRED OF WAR – GIVE PEACE A CHANCE – May 20, 2014

South Sudan Women’s position on the Current Humanitarian Crisis and Political Turmoil in the Country – South Sudan Humanitarian Conference 19 – 20 May 2014; Oslo – Norway WE ARE TIRED OF WAR – GIVE PEACE A CHANCE Since December 15th 2013, the most vulnerable citizens of the Republic of South Sudan have continued to…

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Who will wipe our Tears? – April 26, 2014

Press Statement from South Sudanese Women Civil Society Organizations Consultation Meeting Organized by EVE Organization for Women Development and Voice for Change (VFC) Who will wipe our Tears? For Immediate Release April 26th 2014, South Sudanese Women Civil Society Organizations convened at Juba Grant Hotel to discuss a way forward in the quest for finding…

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Solidarity Statement in regards to a Women, Food Security, Conflict and Peace panel that GNWP co-sponsored during the Human Rights Council Session 25 in Geneva, March 2014

Message of Congratulations and Solidarity Armed conflicts have numerous negative consequences: deaths, injuries, destruction, displacement increase in sexual and gender-based violence crimes, and loss of livelihoods among others. However, one of the results of war that is least examined is food insecurity which intersects with many of its other impacts. As much as it is…

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South Sudanese Women Statement to AU and IGAD – January 24, 2014

STATEMENT FROM SOUTH SUDANESE WOMEN TO THE AFRICAN UNION (AU) AND INTER GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY ON DEVELOPMENT (IGAD) 24 JANUARY 2014, ADDIS ABABA We, the women of South Sudan are shocked and disappointed by the recent outbreak of armed conflict in South Sudan, and are also concerned by the wide spread violence that has led to…

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Petition Campaign for Dialogue, Humanitarian Action and Ceasefire in Zamboanga City – September 9, 2013

DECLARE A HUMANITARIAN CEASEFIRE IN ZAMBOANGA CITY, NOW! A Petition Campaign in Support for Dialogue, Humanitarian Action and Ceasefire WE, THE UNDERSIGNED PEACE ADVOCATES, CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS, SERIOUSLY APPEAL IN CALLING FOR DIALOGUE and THE IMMEDIATE DECLARATION OF HUMANITARIAN CEASEFIRE in the conflict-affected barangays in Zamboanga City to address the standoff since…

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Violence against Women is Integral to War and Armed Conflict: The Urgent Necessity of the Universal Implementation of UNSCR 1325 – March 13, 2013

A Statement on Military Violence against Women addressed to the 57th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, March 4-15, 2013 (This statement is an abstract for a longer paper being prepared for publication. The assertionsthat comprise the arguments of this statement derive from literature on gender and peace.) Violence against…

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What the Women Say: Protection and Participation of Syrian Women – September 27, 2012

Statement of Solidarity What the Women Say: Protection and Participation of Syrian Women We the women of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and South Asia, with our colleagues from North America and Europe, together in Istanbul, from September 12 through 16, 2012, for the first regional “What the Women Say” Forum on…

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Women from Around the World Condemn the election- related Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo – January 10, 2012

January 10, 2012 – New York Women from Around the World Condemn the Election- related Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo The International Civil society Action Network and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders condemn the election-related violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UK newspaper, The Guardian reported that at least 20…

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Attacks on walk-to-work campaign, Uganda – May 12, 2011

Statement on the attack against the walk-to-work campaign in Uganda The International Civil society Action Network – Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (ICAN-GNWP) strongly condemn the crack down on the peaceful walk-to-work campaign in Uganda that was initiated against high food and fuel prices last month. We denounce the government’s use of excessive force on…

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Colombian Women and Human Rights Defenders – March 28, 2011

Statement on Women and Human Rights Organizations in Colombia The International Civil society Action Network – Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (ICAN-GNWP) expresses deep concern about the safety of our sisters and human rights defenders in Colombia. We denounce any threat against Colombian human rights-, Afro-Colombian-, indigenous-, internally displaced and labor rights organizations as well…

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Attacks on Women in Cote d’Ivoire – March 10, 2011

Solidarity statement to the Women of Côte d’Ivoire The Civil society Action Network – Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (ICAN-GNWP) expresses strong solidarity with the women of Côte d’Ivoire as they mourn their sisters shot down by security forces in Abidjan on March 3, 2011. The women were protesting against the incumbent President, Laurent Gbagbo,…

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Rapes in North Kivu – September 3, 2010

Declaration from the women of DRC on the rape attacks in North Kivu DECLARATION DES FEMMES CONGOLAISES REUNIES AU SEIN DU CADRE PERMANENT DE CONCERTATION DE LA FEMME CONGOLAISE SUR LES VIOLS COLLECTIFS PERPETRES DANS LA PROVINCE DU NORD KIVU Nous femmes congolaises réunies au sein du Cadre Permanent de Concertation de la Femme Congolaise…

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Bombing in Kampala – July 21, 2010

Solidarity Statement to the women of Uganda on the recent bombings in Kampala The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders and the International Civil society Action Network express strong solidarity with the women of Uganda as they mourn the victims and attend to the injured in the bombings in Kampala on July 11, 2010. We condemn…

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Philippine National Action Plan – March 24, 2010

March 24, 2010 Greetings of peace and heartfelt congratulations from the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders! The Philippines now joins 17 other countries who have exhibited commitment to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325 by developing and implementing national action plans. It is only the fifth Global South country –and the first in Asia –that…

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