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Want Peace in Syria? Put Women at the Negotiating Table

Posted by on February 3, 2016
Want Peace in Syria? Put Women at the Negotiating Table

This article was originally published by Defense One. With a fresh diplomatic push under way to restart Syrian peace talks this month, we should absorb a critical lesson from the Bosnia conflict as we grapple for a way out of the Syria deadlock: To create sustainable peace, women must have a seat at the negotiating […]

Implementing a More Inclusive Peace Agreement in South Sudan

Posted by Kelly Case on January 13, 2016
Implementing a More Inclusive Peace Agreement in South Sudan

For in-depth chapter recommendations on how to implement an inclusive peace process see here. South Sudan has been in violent conflict for two years the brutality of which shocked the world. What started as a conflict between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting former Vice President Riek Machar quickly devolved in a […]

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A More Inclusive Future for South Sudan

Posted by on October 19, 2015

What happens when women leaders work with each other and a range of policymakers to address threats to peace and security? In South Sudan, this collaboration changes lives.

Without Inclusion, No Hope for Peace in South Sudan

Posted by on August 12, 2015
Without Inclusion, No Hope for Peace in South Sudan

This article was originally published by The Weekly Wonk. When warring parties agree to consider terms for peace, it’s usually a cause for optimism. But as South Sudan’s belligerents mull over a proposed compromise agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hope seems futile. The mediators have set August 17 as an urgent deadline for ending the […]

Improving Women’s Inclusion in South Sudan’s Draft Peace Agreement

Posted by Kelly Case, Huda Shafig, and Anna Tonelli on July 20, 2015

South Sudan’s warring parties officially adopted the draft peace agreement in August 2015. Read our January 2016 report on “Implementing a More Inclusive Peace Agreement in South Sudan” for updated recommendations. In December 2013, violence erupted between forces aligned with President Salva Kiir and those aligned with former Vice President Riek Machar. What started as […]

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How to Fix Afghanistan’s Broken Peace Process

Posted by on July 9, 2015
How to Fix Afghanistan’s Broken Peace Process

This article was originally published by Foreign Policy. For the past five years, the Afghan government has sought a peace deal with the Taliban without much to show for the effort. But in the 10 months since President Ashraf Ghani has taken office, the long-stagnant peace process has shown new sparks of life. Negotiators have […]

Women of South Sudan Call for an Inclusive Peace Process

Posted by South Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women on June 7, 2015

In advance of the next round of Intergovernmental Authority on Development-led talks, the South Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women and other women leaders convened in Nairobi from June 9-11, 2015. Their goals were to identify the root causes of the conflict and determine concrete steps toward a more inclusive and effective peace process […]

Recommendations for Afghanistan’s Peace and Reintegration Process

Posted by Research Institute for Women, Peace, and Security on April 24, 2015

Supported by our local partner, the Research Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, 89 female members of Afghanistan’s Provincial Peace Councils representing 34 provinces developed these recommendations for the Afghan government. They call for increasing women’s formal representation in all aspects of the peace process, instituting a national dialogue on peace and reconciliation, and facilitating […]

Why This Photo Is So Significant

Why This Photo Is So Significant

This press photo from the recent draft ceasefire agreement in Myanmar is striking. It looks familiar: two men in suits, shaking hands. Yet standing right behind them is a less familiar sight: two women, watching over the historic deal they helped make possible. What a world we’d live in if more photos looked like this. […]

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