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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 2018 (IPS) – I am…

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Youth Dance 4 Peace: Celebrating the Power of Youth in Winnipeg, Canada

News Release Youth Dance 4 Peace: Celebrating the Power of Youth For immediate release Ottawa, November 28, 2017 – Senator Marilou McPhedran, Parliamentary Secretary Terry Duguid, Members of Parliament Kevin Lamoureux, Doug Eyolfson, Robert-Falcon Ouellette and Daniel Blaikie, the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre and Make Music Matter will be co-hosting a round dance as…

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Clicktivism & Real Life Activism Potent Instruments Against Sexual Violence

By Mavic Cabrera-Balleza NEW YORK, Nov 29 2017 (IPS) – It’s the fifth day of the 16 days campaign on violence against women but I feel like the campaign started months ago because of the powerful #MeToo campaign. While I applaud this campaign, I have some thoughts that I believe could make this a truly global…

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UN Member States, With Exceptions, Pay Lip Service to Women & Peacekeeping

UN Member States, With Exceptions, Pay Lip Service to Women & Peacekeeping  October 31, 2017 by Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Oct 31 2017 (IPS) – A UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution adopted on 31 October 2000, underlying the role of women in peacekeeping, has long been described as both historic and unprecedented. But 17 years later,…

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INTERVIEW: WOMEN MUST BE PART OF THE PEACE EQUATION

GNWP International Coordinator, Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, speaks to IPS  about developments and challenges associated with supporting women around the world. Click here to read excerpts of the interview.  

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