CEO Corner

CEO Corner

Maria Victoria “Mavic” Cabrera Balleza is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders. Browse her official statements and features below.

Statements by our CEO

In The InfluencHER Project | July 2021

Guest editor: Supporting and Amplifying Female Voices

In Inter Press Service News Agency | December 2020

Opinion editorial: Reduce Military Spending – the Much-Needed Response to Violence Against Women

At GNWP-New York University Research Launch | June 2020

Mavic's opening remarks at the event “Ensuring women’s political and economic empowerment after conflict and crisis; Gender in peace deals and COVID-19 responses" Launch & Panel Discussion on the findings of the research practicum organized by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), New York University Center for Global Affairs (CGA) and UN Women on June 3, 2020.

At Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs | May 2020

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza’s presentation at the virtual event “Connected or muted? New opportunities for women’s participation in peace processes in times of COVID-19,” organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway on May 6, 2020.

On TRT World TV - London Bureau | April 2020

COVID-19 Crisis: Are women hit hardest? on TRT World TV – London Bureau on April 21, 2020.

At Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security | April 2020

Mavic's presentation at the online panel discussion “Covid 19 – A Gender Perspective on the Growing Humanitarian Crisis” organized by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security on April 8, 2020. 

In Inter Press Service News Agency | March 2020

Opinion editorial: A Woman Peacebuilder’s Reflections on Beijing+25 & the Generation Equality Forum

In the Isreal-Palestine Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture | 2020

Article: Taking Stock of the Second Decade of Resolution 1325: Some Progress, but…

In Inter Press Service News Agency | March 2018

Opinion editorial: #MeToo & Security Council Resolution 1325

In Inter Press Service News Agency | November 2017

Opinion editorial: Clicktivism & Real Life Activism Potent Instruments Against Sexual Violence

At World Beyond War | October 2017

Involving Women in Peace & Security Decision Making

On Global Connections Television | October 2016

Mavic Cabrera Balleza on GCTV with Bill Miller on October 26, 2016.

At the Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN | July 2013

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza’s presentation at the panel “Resolution 1325 in Action:
Lessons Learned and Reflections on 1325 NAPs” organized by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN on July 8, 2013.

Journal of Peacebuilding & Development | October 2010

Article: The 54th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: Limited Room for Civil Society Fifteen Years after Beijing

Features of our CEO

Featured by UN Women | June 2021

Take five: “Success at the Generation Equality Forum is when we are able to translate gender equality from a concept or policy into reality”

Featured by WPS-HA Compact | June 2021

Voice from the Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action: Mavic Cabrera Balleza

Featured by the Georgetown Institue for Women, Peace and Security | 2012

Militarism, Violence and Conflict – How Women Bear the Brunt of War