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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]