Children of War, Women of Peace

This article by Philister Baya Lawiri is cross posted on The Elders. Sudan, once the largest nation is Africa, recently split into two. This separation was the result of over five decades of war. I was a child of war. I personally know the bitter experiences of loss and displacement. I wish I could say […]

Communiqué: Women Shaping Peace in Sudan and South Sudan

Posted by Coalition of Women Leaders from Sudan and South Sudan on January 1, 2013

In advance of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa from January 19 – 22, 2013, Inclusive Security gathered delegates of the Coalition of Women Leaders from Sudan and South Sudan to define their common priorities for the future, peaceful coexistence of their countries. In collaboration with technical experts and advisors to the peace process, […]


VIDEO: Common Agenda as Women

Posted by on January 19, 2012

Drawing on more than 15 years of experience in coalitions, women like Zaynab El-Sawi have come together from around what was once Sudan to continue to work for peace across the new border between South Sudan and Sudan. In this clip, Ms. El-Sawi, a longtime member of Sudanese Women’s Empowerment for Peace (SuWEP), explains why […]


Similarities and Priorities as Women

Posted by on January 19, 2012

As a longtime member of a women’s coalition that brings together women from South Sudan and Sudan, and from across various sectors, Zaynab El Sawi knows the benefits of working with allies. In conjunction with the 2008 Sudan Consortium, held in Oslo in May 2008, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, UNIFEM, and Inclusive Security convened a […]


Politically Separate but Socially Together

Posted by on December 2, 2011

Kamilia Ibrahim Kuku Kura is a long-time activist and community organizer from Sudan. She is the founder and executive director for the Nuba Women for Education and Development Association. Ms. Kuku is a long-time member of the Coaliton of Women Leaders, a group of more than 150 women working to increase the participation of women […]

What North and South Sudan Need Now: More Women at the Negotiating Table

What North and South Sudan Need Now: More Women at the Negotiating Table

This article was originally published by The Christian Science Monitor. A little over a week ago, the largest country in Africa split in two. But violence continues between the two new countries. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton rightly called on the new nations to “quickly return to the negotiating table.” The “redoubling” of […]


Senator Jaffer Discusses Peace Process in Darfur

Posted by on June 20, 2011

Canadian Senator Mobina Jaffer, who was also her government’s Special Envoy to the Peace Process in Sudan, discusses what she learned from visiting women in camps for internally displaced persons in northern Darfur.

Mainstreaming Women’s Agenda in the Post-Referendum Arrangements

Posted by South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network with the Institute for Inclusive Security on February 1, 2011

From February 17-19, 2011, over a hundred women from all over Sudan came together to make sure women’s concerns, experiences, and priorities are central to on-going negotiations on post-referendum arrangements. This conference could not have come at a more critical time. Having ensured a peaceful and successful referendum, parties are about to resume talks on […]


Gender is a Development Issue

Posted by on December 17, 2010

Member of Parliament, Jemma Kumba, describes how women in Sudan worked to pass laws that called for equal participation of both genders. As a member of the Institute for Inclusive Security’s Women Waging Peace Network, Ms. Kumba’s expertise can be shared with and encouraged by other women peacebuilders around the world.


Women and Peace Negotiations in Darfur

Posted by on November 17, 2010

At the 2010 Policy Forum for the Institute for Inclusive Security, Canadian Senator Mobina Jaffer participates in a conversation with women leaders from Lebanon, Pakistan, Bosnia, and Rwanda. She spoke on women as a moderating force in negotiations over the conflict in Sudan.  

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