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Afghan Women’s Inclusion in the Peace Process: exceptional conference on June 18

In a context of contested negotiations with the Taliban and to discuss the social situation, geopolitics, development, security and governance in Afghanistan, this conference will bring together around fifteen high level Afghan Women Leaders: Mr. Staffan de Mistura, Former United Nations Special Envoy … Continue reading

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2013 Global Gender Gap Report: 20% of countries have made no progress or are falling behind

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just released the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report. It ranks 136 countries* (which collectively contain over 93 percent of the world’s population) based on 14 indicators used to measure the size of a nation’s gender … Continue reading

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Promoting Equality for Women in Afghanistan

On July 18th, 2013, the U.S. Institute of Peace and U.S. Agency for International development hosted an expert panel, which discussed efforts made by multilateral actors within the U.S. Government and internationally, in ensuring a commitment to the empowerment of … Continue reading

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Peace Operations in Africa: Lessons Learned Since 2000

More than 50 peace operations have deployed in Africa since 2000, including multiple African-led or hybrid African Union/United Nations initiatives. The frequency of these deployments underscores the ongoing importance of these operations in the playbook of regional and multilateral bodies … Continue reading

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U.N. Security Council new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence on June 24, 2013. Here is a statement by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women: “UN Women welcomes the unanimous adoption of Security Council resolution … Continue reading

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“Women Count” Security Council Resolution 1325: Civil Society Monitoring Report 2012

The Global Network of women Peacebuilders (GNWP), a program partner of the International Civil society Action Network (ICAN), is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, West Asia, Latin … Continue reading

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Girls’ education in Afghanistan: 10 days left to support Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation

Razia Jan, founder of the Ray of Hope Foundation in Afghanistan, was recentely Named Top 10 CNN Hero for 2012. Among these ten, the person with the most votes will be named “CNN Hero of the Year,” and receive a $250,000 … Continue reading

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“Why we have too few women leaders”

This TED talk is not recent, but it is still valid, unfortunately. Sheryl Sandberg (still the COO of Facebook) looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the topof their professions, and offers 3 pieces of advice … Continue reading

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From Ignorance To Inclusion: Gender-Responsive Climate Adaptation in the Middle East And North Africa Region

Gender Action and the Heinrich Böll Foundation‘s newly released report exposes women’s persistent marginalization from climate adaptation projects. Across the MENA region, where women already suffer from social and political exclusion, climate change is expected to further exacerbate existing gender … Continue reading

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“We Need The Voices of African Women” – Conversations with inspirational African women

Theo Sowa is Chief Executive Officer of the African Women’s Development Fund. In her TEDxChange talk, Theo Sowa talks about African voices and representation in conversations of international health and poverty issues. Theo argues that if we truly want to see … Continue reading

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