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Change the storyline to get nutrition to ‘stick’

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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Change the storyline to get nutrition to ‘stick’

A BLOG POST BY NABEEHA KAZI, MIA, MPH FOR  DEVEX When we talk about building pathways toward progress, feeding and nourishing those who are most vulnerable must take center stage. Poor nutrition is entirely preventable, yet continues to cause 45 percent of deaths in children under the age of 5. Nutrition is not only central to [...]

Q&A with Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and President of Women Thrive Worldwide

Friday, August 8, 2014

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Q&A with Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and President of Women Thrive Worldwide

Ritu Sharma is co-founder and president of the U.S.- based nonprofit Women Thrive Worldwide  and has been a leading voice on global women’s issues for more than 20 years. She is author of the recently released book, Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe. It was my pleasure to have the opportunity [...]

Tackling Female Executive Progress

Monday, May 26, 2014

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A BLOG POST BY NIAMH CORBETT, 30% CLUB STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER We have long argued that balancing the pyramid of women is the true key to sustainable change, and it is no secret that it continues to be an issue for business. It remains an issue because there is no single identifiable reason behind the [...]

The 30% Club Launches in the United States

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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FROM THE 30% CLUB The 30% Club, a group of Chairs and CEOs committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations through voluntary actions, announced its official launch in the United States today. Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg L.P., will serve as founding U.S. Chair. The organisation launches with 24 Founding Supporters. The 30% [...]

Devotion and Defiance: A Book Review

Saturday, April 12, 2014

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A BLOG POST BY BARONESS GOUDIE FOR www.buildingpeaceforum.com This autobiography is personal and political, as many women’s stories are. Humaira Awais Shahid is a     Pakistani activist, journalist, and mother who ultimately became a parliamentarian to effect positive change for women in her country. Humaira tells her story through frank and compelling prose, and her [...]

Emergency Appeal – Dr. Hawa Abdi Camp

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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FROM VITAL VOICES The camp sheltering thousands of displaced Somali women and families run by Global Leadership Awards 2013 honoree and 2010 Glamour Woman of the Year Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughters is under siege again. Earlier this month, armed soldiers destroyed the large wall that protects the compound, which includes a school, a 400-bed hospital, and an [...]

Millennium Development Goals – Questions asked by Baroness Goudie at the House of Lords July 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

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Asked by Baroness Goudie To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of UNESCO’s recent paper concluding that progress towards Millennium Development Goal 2 is too slow. Baroness Northover: Increased urgency is required by the international community in order to meet Millennium Development Goal 2. International effort should focus on reaching the most vulnerable, increasing [...]

WBENC – Women Entrepreneur Conference, USA

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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A BLOG POST BY SUE LAWTON, GLOBAL ADVISOR TO WECONNECT INTERNATIONAL. For three days Minneapolis has been the centre of the world for women entrepreneurs. 3,000 women business owners and purchasing professionals from large corporations were gathered, sharing time, sharing experiences, but most importantly sharing business contract opportunities. For the women of the US this is [...]

Women & Business Advocacy: My First iBook!

Friday, June 28, 2013

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A BLOG POST BY STEPHENIE FOSTER My first iBook is out! This iBook – focusing on women’s business advocacy – is another in my series of manuals designed to help women succeed in business, public life and advocacy, and my co-author is my great friend Lauren Supina. I hope you will take a look and [...]

Demand a Day for Street Children

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Demand a Day for Street Children

A BLOG POST BY LOUISE MEINCKE, ADVOCACY DIRECTOR AT THE CONSORTIUM FOR STREET CHILDREN Around the world there are countless children who call the streets their home. We believe that street children cannot be considered as a social problem but instead as human beings with full potential to contribute to society and as positive agents [...]

Women, Peace and Security – UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Women, Peace and Security 

 

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 was the first of its kind to specifically address the unique impact of conflict on women, and women’s important contributions to conflict resolution and sustainable peace. Passed in 2000, it marked a watershed moment when the international community formally recognized the integral role of women and gender to peace and security. UNSCR 1325 has remained an essential tool for encouraging governments to fulfill their obligations to ensure women are included as agents for peace and security in all processes, and its framework has inspired further action by the UN and civil societies and governments around the world to mainstream gender into their work on conflict resolution.

 

Following UNSCR 1325, subsequent Security Council Resolutions further defined the importance of women’s roles in conflict and peacebuilding. Resolutions 1820, passed in 2008, and 1888, passed in 2009,  recognize sexual violence as an issue of international peace and security and reiterate the need for a comprehensive response to sexual and gender-based violence. In 2010, Resolution 1960 created specific steps needed for the prevention of sexual violence, and Resolution 2106 in 2013 looked specifically at accountability for crimes of sexual violence. The most recent resolution on women, peace and security, UNSCR 2122, aims to strengthen measures to improve the participation of women in all phases of conflict resolution and prevention.

 

UNSCR 1325 and successive Resolutions are an important show of international support that ensure women, peace and security are on the agenda for international organizations and governments across the globe, but there are many steps between the passage of such resolutions and their full implementation on the ground.  One tool that helps bridge this gap are National Action Plans(NAPs), written plans that specify how a country will mainstream gender, and the principles of 1325 into its defense, development and diplomatic activities. Over 36 countries in the world have drafted NAPs, and that number is growing every year.

 

In addition to government- and UN-level documents and programs, it is important to consider the work women do in more informal, Track II diplomatic and peace negotiations. Around the world, women are active as civil society leaders, and in many cases, such as Liberia, Northern Ireland and the Philippines, their grassroots work has played a major role in peace processes.

 

For more resources on women, peace and security, visit The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and SecurityPeaceWomenUSIP, and The Institute for Inclusive Security.

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