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[Press release] The Elsie Initiative Fund for Uniformed Women in Peace Operations (EIF) announced today that Cambodia will receive funding to undertake a study to identify barriers to the deployment of women in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), to United Nations peace operations. Cambodia, the 25th highest troop contributing country to United Nations peacekeeping, currently deploys 766 military personnel, among which 14 per cent are women.
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Kamala Thapa, 39, an indigenous Magar woman, is Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Manager at the Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Research and Development, a non-governmental organization in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. To honor the occasion, we present stories from the leaders of Nepal's National Women Conflict Victim Network. Nepal's decade long conflict from 1996 to 2006 ended with the then Maoists cadre and the Government of Nepal signing the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
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“I used to have a rice field, but then I borrowed money and put my land as collateral to build a house. My husband did not help, so I had to find a way to pay the debt on my own. In the past, he was very violent, and I could not say anything. Even though I did not want to, I was considering leaving my daughter behind with my parents to migrate to Thailand to find work and pay my debts. Instead, I heard about a programme through CWCC.
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Kathmandu - From 11-12 February, a team of specialists working on the Global Study on the Implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) conducted a two-day visit to Nepal. The Global Study is a Security Council mandated report, which will assess progress at the global, regional and national levels in improving women...
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Across the world and throughout societies, discrimination and exclusion continue to violate human rights and hold back the development of just, inclusive democracies. This discrimination is based on gender, caste, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and religion. And when, for example, you are a Dalit woman, you face double discrimination leading...
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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?"
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Equipped with leadership skills and an understanding of their roles and responsibilities, more Nepali women are supporting their communities in peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
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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.
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Remarks by Sama Shrestha, UN Women, Nepal at the launch of the ICTJ’s Report on ‘Addressing the Rights and Needs of Nepal’s Wives of the Disappeared’29 August 2013 (eve of the ‘International Day of the Disappeared’)
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Speech by Gitanjali Singh, UN Women Deputy Representative for Nepal at the launch of the Guidelines for the Localization of Nepal’s NAP 1325 and 1820
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An 11 member core group constituted for South Asia for the first time to take on the task of engendering peace and security in the region.
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Women peace activists from South Asia urge the United Nations to improve the participation of women in peace building processes.
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Nepalese women from all walks of life met today with senior officials of Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence and the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Nepal.
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A courageous survivor of Nepal’s conflict empowers herself and starts an organization to help other women re-build their lives.
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The momentous date when Nepal became the first country in South Asia and the second in Asia to adopt a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.
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It is hard to imagine that Baglung’s dynamic, confident and articulate, Sabitri Khadka once shied away from public forums, and people in general. Today’s inspiring Sabitri Khadka was once a regular 16-year old Nepalese girl who came home from school to a scene that would change her life. In 2002, Sabitri found her house surrounded by Maoist forces. It was torn down mercilessly and senselessly, and her father lay inside, brutally murdered.