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Church and women’s leaders push for peace in Papua New Guinea

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Preventing conflict and fostering a culture of peace is of critical importance in many parts of Papua New Guinea, and church groups are trying to help achieve these objectives. With support from UN Women, about 50 members of the PNG Council of Churches, churches from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Government departments and civil society organizations, women’s groups, and the country’s development partners... More

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

The nationwide ceasefire from a gender equality and women's rights perspective

Monday, July 4, 2016

What do gender equality advocates in Myanmar want from a nationwide ceasefire and does the existing nationwide ceasefire agreement deliver this? A new publication by UN Women, “The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Myanmar: A Gender Equality and Women’s Rights Analysis”, explores this... 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

Press Release: Marking ‘Global Open Day,’ UN officials call for greater participation of Afghan women in political and peace processes

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Senior United Nations officials today highlighted the critical importance of women’s meaningful participation in political and peace processes in Afghanistan. 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

Pre-deployment training boosts preparedness of UN Peacekeepers

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

UN Women and the United Nations Peacekeeping Centre in India regularly provide training to blue berets on how to deal with gender and sexual violence. Conducted before they are deployed to conflict zones, the training is based on real life scenarios in conflict situation. More

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