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DRC Elections—Will Congolese women have a fair chance?

DRC Elections—Will Congolese women have a fair chance? December 11, 2018 by Naima Kane* Edited by Mavic Cabrera-Balleza and Katrina Leclerc “The forthcoming elections is a decisive turning point for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), because if we really do have these elections despite the fact that it has long dragged out, it will…

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Bengali and Rohingya Women Read, Lead and Build Peace Together

Bengali and Rohingya Women Read, Lead and Build Peace Together November 29, 2018 by Mallika Iyer* Edited by Mavic Cabrera-Balleza and Katrina Leclerc “Participation, prevention, and protection,” a chorus of 31 young women learning about the pillars of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 chanted. These young women are Bangladesh’s new members of the Girl Ambassadors…

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Ensuring local ownership for effective implementation: Localization of UNSCR 1325 in Iraq

Ensuring local ownership for effective implementation: Localization of UNSCR 1325 in Iraq November 17, 2018 by Agnieszka Fal-Dutra Santos* Beirut, Lebanon “Iraq has a strong legal framework for women’s empowerment; we must now ensure that these laws and policies are implemented” declared Qassem Abdullah Jasim, the head of the Secretariat of Iraq’s Cross-Sectoral Task Force…

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Not an afterthought: Integrating a media strategy in Iraq’s 2nd National Action Plan on Resolution 1325

Not an afterthought: Integrating a media strategy in Iraq’s 2nd National Action Plan on Resolution 1325 November 15, 2018 by Dinah Lakehal* Edited by Agnieszka Fal-Dutra Santos and Mavic Cabrera-Balleza  Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq What is the relationship between journalism, peace, and gender? According to a female journalist working in Erbil in the Kurdistan Region in…

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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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