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Syrian Women's Advisory Board shares experience in exploring solutions for peace

Thursday, September 1, 2016

On the sidelines of its Executive Board second regular session, UN Women today organized a panel discussion with members of the Syrian Women’s Advisory Board to the UN Special Envoy for Syria, established in February this year and composed of 12 independent Syrian civil society representatives from diverse backgrounds. At the event, representatives of the Women’s Advisory Board shared their experience in and contributions to exploring solutions for lasting peace. ... More

Honoring Pakistan's Peacekeepers - Serving the World for Peace

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Every year we commemorate the International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers on 29 May, paying tribute to those who served in UN peacekeeping operations and honoring those who lost their lives in the cause of global peace. This day - along with 5 June observed as Pakistan’s Peacekeepers Day in honour of 24 brave Pakistani soldiers who sacrificed their lives while ensuring safety of the people of Somalia in 1993 - re-iterates Pakistan’s commitment with... More

Building safer communities

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

At the Citizen Awareness Center hall in Prastoka VDC, Bara district, a group of people are gathered to discuss women’s safety and security issues in the village. A facilitator asks some basic questions, "Where do you feel unsafe in your VDC?" and "What changes would help you feel safer?" More

A catalyst for peace

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Equipped with leadership skills and an understanding of their roles and responsibilities, more Nepali women are supporting their communities in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. More

Timorese Partners Discussed Enhanced Opportunity of Women’s Participation in Peace Building

Friday, January 17, 2014

The workshop provided useful information to deepen the participants’ knowledge on how to incorporate women in peace building. More

How far has Cambodia come on gender equality?

Friday, November 22, 2013

In 1992 Cambodia ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The move responded to the groundswell of grassroots momentum built by women who were fighting to pull themselves out of poverty and neglect and who were, one by one, claiming their rights to peace and development. More

Timor-Leste’s women parliamentarians engage with rural women on issues of peace and security, past and present

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The topic of the day was women’s role in peace building and conflict transformation as established in the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. This resolution highlights the vulnerability of women during conflict and the importance of women’s participation in peace negotiations and peace building following conflict. More

Charting a course for Timor-Leste’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

UN Women, in cooperation with SoSS, recently hosted a workshop to launch the process of developing a NAP on Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. This historical resolution calls on states to ensure that women participate in conflict resolution and peace-building processes from the grassroots up to the national and international levels, that they are better protected from human rights violations, and that women have access to justice and services to eliminate discrimination. More

Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ensuring that women have better access to, and control of, natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can improve the chances of long-term peace and recovery in war-torn countries, according to a new report released by the United Nations today. More

In Myanmar, efforts to bring women to the centre of peacebuilding

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

For the first time in Myanmar’s history, 120 participants, including senior Government and UN officials, parliamentarians, development partners and civil society, marked the Open Day on Women, Peace and Security on 31 October to commemorate UN Security Council resolution 1325. That resolution and others that have followed recognize that women’s contribution to peace and security is critical and seek to promote women’s participation in all aspects of peace processes. More

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