After the Prize: Resources on Women and Peace in Colombia

Posted by on October 7, 2016
After the Prize: Resources on Women and Peace in Colombia

Today the Norwegian Nobel Committee bestowed the 2016 Peace Prize on Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, sending the ultimate signal of international encouragement. After 52 years of devastating conflict, Colombia needs it. Voters rejected the nation’s delicate peace accord last Sunday in a referendum. Yet expectations for peace persist. The Nobel committee especially cited “the […]

Meet the Iraqi Woman Addressing the UN Security Council Tomorrow

Posted by on October 27, 2014
Meet the Iraqi Woman Addressing the UN Security Council Tomorrow

In 2007, at the height of the Iraq War troop surge, Suaad Allami opened the country’s first all-female legal clinic in her hometown of Sadr City, one of the poorest Baghdad suburbs. Since then, in addition to serving in local and provincial government, she’s continued to provide free legal services, medical care, and vocational training […]

Philister Baya Lawiri of South Sudan Chosen as 2013 Women PeaceMaker

Posted by on September 26, 2013

Congratulations to Women Waging Peace Network member Philister Baya Lawiri for being selected as one of four Women PeaceMakers for 2013! In its 11th year, the Women PeaceMakers Program, based at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego, documents the efforts of women leaders to build peace […]

N-Peace Awards 2013: Vote for Women Waging Peace Network Members Today!

Posted by on May 23, 2013

Inclusive Security is excited to announce that several of our Women Waging Peace Network members have been nominated for the Role Models for Peace N-Peace Award. This award recognizes the determined efforts of women in Asia who have demonstrated capacity and experience in the field of conflict resolution, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding. Voting is open […]

Aloisea Inyumba: Politician Who Played a Key Role in the Rebuilding of Rwanda

Posted by on April 16, 2013

This post by Linda Melvern, investigative journalist and author, originally appeared in “The Independent.” Rwanda’s Minister for Gender and Family Promotion, Aloisea Inyumba, who played a decisive role in the rebuilding of her country, has died aged 48. Inyumba was a pioneer in the advancement of women and she received international praise for her achievements. […]

Afghan Network Member Rangina Hamidi on MSNBC

Posted by on February 13, 2013

Afghan Network member Rangina Hamidi appeared on MSNBC’s Up With Chris Hayes Saturday morning. She made a persuasive case that addressing violence against women in Afghanistan requires that they be involved in the country’s peace process.

Libyan Network Member Alaa Murabit Named Trust Women Hero Award Finalist

Posted by on November 19, 2012

Alaa Murabit speaks about her disappointment with the transitional government and her hopes for Libya’s political future. Congratulations to Alaa Murabit of Libya on being named a finalist for the Trust Women Hero Award! Alaa is 1 of 9 chosen from 170 nominated women from all over the world. Alaa became well known as an […]

Three Women Waging Peace Network Members Win N-Peace Awards

Posted by on August 20, 2012

Farkhunda Zahra Naderi and Quhramaana Kakar of Afghanistan and Radha Paudel of Nepal were all recognized as Role Models for Peace by 55,000 people who voted online to show their support for female peacebuilders across the globe. Each woman received the award, given out by the N-Peace Network, because of her extensive experience in the […]

N-Peace Awards 2012: Vote for Inspiring Female Peacebuilders Today!

Posted by on July 13, 2012

Inclusive Security is excited to announce that Women Waging Peace Network members Preeti Thapa of Nepal and Khairul Hasni of Indonesia have been nominated for the Emerging Peace Champion N-Peace Award, which supports young women who encourage other young people to get involved in peacebuilding. A panel of four 2011 N-Peace honorees will select the […]

Women Waging Peace Network Member Appointed to Top UN Post

Posted by on July 4, 2012

Congratulations to Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone on her appointment as the UN secretary-general’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict. Bangura is the current minister of health and sanitation for the government of Sierra Leone and the former minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of Sierra Leone. She also advised the United […]