Close the Gap Between Internationally Set Policies and Local Realities for Women

Close the Gap Between Internationally Set Policies and Local Realities for Women

This was originally published by International Peace Institute. A year after the High-Level Review of the implementation of the landmark Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, an IPI meeting took up the subject of National Action Plans (NAPs) and how they help turn policy into reality. Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, IPI Senior Policy […]

From Global Promise to National Action

From Global Promise to National Action

Evidence shows that women’s participation in peace and security processes is associated with more successful outcomes. International frameworks on this agenda—like UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325—have advanced accordingly, but the role of national initiatives is less understood. National action plans to implement UNSCR 1325 on women, peace, and security have tripled in the last […]

From Global Promise to National Action: Advancing Women, Peace, and Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines, Serbia, and Sierra Leone

Posted by Alexandra Amling and Marie O'Reilly on October 19, 2016
From Global Promise to National Action: Advancing Women, Peace, and Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines, Serbia, and Sierra Leone

Executive Summary Since 2010, conflict and displacement around the globe have increased. Unlike traditional conflicts typified by inter-state military confrontations, today’s hybrid wars increasingly threaten civilians, and state-centric approaches to peacemaking frequently fall short. As new evidence links women’s participation in a variety of peace and security processes with greater likelihood of successful outcomes, international […]

Live with the Consequences, Soubir

Is it important to have women at a peace table just for representation? Francesca Bomboko, a researcher from the Democratic Republic of Congo, talks about the effect qualified women have on a peace process. Since women must live with the consequences of peace agreements, she argues, they often find creative solutions to daily problems.

Separating Sex and War in Congo

Separating Sex and War in Congo

This article was originally published by The Globe and Mail … Women have shown they can help transform post-conflict societies. In Rwanda, for example, they helped bring peace after the 1994 genocide, leading the gacaca court system, a community-based model that dealt with detainees awaiting trial for war crimes. That country’s new constitution requires that […]

Inclusive Security: Hope for Congo

Posted by on December 29, 2005
Inclusive Security: Hope for Congo

This article was originally published by The Boston Globe. The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo officially ended in 2002, but the atrocities continue. Since 1998, nearly 4 million people have died, not only as a result of violence but also from disease and famine triggered by war. Every 24 hours means another 1,000 […]