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 […]

Rebuilding Rwanda: Trauma and Trust

Posted by on December 30, 2013
Rebuilding Rwanda: Trauma and Trust

This article was originally published by Global Post. This is the fourth piece in a five-part series. KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwanda’s First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, has launched yet another initiative in this tiny central African state. Her office has started up projects advancing children, particularly girls, and providing what a business school might dub a […]

Recommendations for Strengthening Afghanistan’s Peace and Security Processes

Posted by Afghan Women's Network on May 1, 2012

In advance of the Chicago NATO Summit, the Afghan Women’s Network consulted more than 300 women leaders across eight provincial zones to document women’s perceptions of the security transition, their involvement in the transition, and the impact the transition has thus far had on their mobility, security, and access to public space. This document contains […]

The Time Is Ripe for a National Dialogue on Reconciliation

The Time Is Ripe for a National Dialogue on Reconciliation

This article was originally published by Huffington Post. After the tragic assassination of the head of the High Peace Council — Professor Burnahuddin Rabbani — in late September, many pundits took to the airwaves, blogosphere, and Twitterverse to predict the death of the reconciliation effort in Afghanistan. While the brazen killing was undoubtedly designed to […]

Afghan Women’s Recommendations – International Conference on Afghanistan in Bonn

In November 2011, the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) consulted 500 women leaders representing 500,000 women from more than 20 provinces of Afghanistan. Their recommendations and perspectives on issues of national and international interest are incorporated in this Declaration. This Consultation was the culmination of AWN’s yearlong mobilization and advocacy campaign for women’s inclusion during the […]

Recommendations on Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, Reintegration, and Transition Processes

Posted by The Institute for Inclusive Security and Afghan Women's Network on June 1, 2011

From June 9 – 16, 2011, the Afghan Women’s Network and The Institute for Inclusive Security convened a regionally diverse delegation of 11 Afghan women leaders in Washington, DC. Delegates included civil society leaders from Kabul and conflict-affected provinces, a parliamentarian, the gender advisor to the High Peace Council Secretariat, and a journalist. Drawing on […]

Strengthening Colombia’s Transitional Justice Process by Engaging Women

Posted by Carla Koppell and Jonathan Talbot on March 1, 2011

The Colombian National Commission for Reparation and Reconciliation (CNRR) is a transitional justice mechanism effectively structured for involving women and addressing their priorities and needs. Mainstreaming gender has involved advocating for particular women to serve as commissioners, support for the creation of a gender unit within the commission, close collaboration with women’s civil society organizations, […]

Improving Liberia’s Transitional Justice Process by Engaging Women

Posted by Michelle Page on April 1, 2010

When women contribute, transitional justice efforts are more likely to address crimes of war. Women have knowledge of the dis­tinct, complex violations of rights women suffer that can significantly inform truth commission mandates, judicial opinions, reparations schemes, and proposals for policy reform. In Liberia, following the 2003 resolution of two decades of violent conflict, the […]

Inclusive Security: A Curriculum for Women Waging Peace

Published in 2009, Inclusive Security: A Curriculum for Women Waging Peace is a resource for policymakers and practitioners who want to better include women in peace processes. This unique tool draws on more than a decade of original research and training by The Institute for Inclusive Security and accomplished women peace builders from areas including […]

Women’s Contributions to South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Posted by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela on February 1, 2005

In 1994, in order to address apartheid-era human rights abuses, the country created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Two important goals of the TRC were to grant amnesty to perpetrators of human rights abuses who disclosed the atrocities they committed and to break the country’s cycle of violence. Women played vital roles in the […]

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