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Women of Syria: An appeal for peace

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"We are Syrian women civilians with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, from throughout Syria. We represent a wide variety of women's and civil society organizations. We met in Geneva, over three days, under the sponsorship of UN Women, to unite our positions and issue a document that affirms our shared vision regarding the peace process for our country." Nearly 50 Syrian women came together from within and outside Syria at a conference, facilitated by UN Women, from 11 to 13 January 2014 in... More

Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jointly developed by the Australian Government's Australian Civil-Military Centre and UN Women, "Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security" explores how the international community has and can meet its commitments on women, peace and security. The 30-minute documentary features an introduction by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as well as interviews with United Nations personnel, peacekeepers, mediators, humanitarian actors, policy makers and survivors of conflict. Read more:... More

The Story of Resolution 1325 | Women, Peace and Security

Friday, October 30, 2015

When United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) was passed, it changed history. Never before had world leaders formally recognized the key contributions of women in conflict and post-conflict interventions, including their role in brokering peace, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding. On the 15th anniversary of resolution 1325, we look back at how a broad civil society movement brought this agenda to the council, and, working together with governments and UN agencies, saw the resolution... More

Colombian women play central role in peace process

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Debora Barros Fince is a Waayu indigenous lawyer and human rights defender from Bahia Portete,  Colombia. Her community was massacred by Colombian paramilitaries in 2004, leading the Wayuu to abandon their ancestral homeland. Debora survived the massacre and went on to create an organization called Mujeres Tejiendo la Paz (Women Weaving Peace), which works with victims of sexual and domestic violence, and aims to include Colombian women in national reconciliation. In 2014, Debora was invited to... More

Daniel Craig shines a light on women's role in peace

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Actor Daniel Craig recently visited the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Cyprus in his role as UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards. The UN Mission in Cyprus is the first and only to include a female Force Commander: Major general Kristin Lund. Studies show that when women are included in peace processes there is a 20 per cent increase in the probability of an agreement lasting at least 2 years, and a 35 per cent increase in the probability of an agreement lasting at... More

Feminism in times of war and peace

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This short documentary captures the stories of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group members in Colombia, offering through a personal lens, a look at their lives as women and as gender equality advocates. The most eminent Colombian advocates for gender equality and women's rights are part of the group. The film documents their personal stories and present them as illustrations of the idea that for women, the personal is indeed the political. This short documentary has been produced by the UN... More

Why do women in peacekeeping matter?

Friday, May 18, 2018

Women are powerful actors in sustaining peace but they make up a minority of UN Peacekeeping forces around the world. UN Women supports trainings that prepare female military officers for peacekeeping operations by providing exposure, visibility and opportunities for professional advancement, creating connections to exchange information and provide support, and promoting gender equality and gender mainstreaming in missions. More

Peacekeeping Training for Female Military Officers

Monday, July 18, 2016

Several Security Council resolutions on women, peace, and security, as well as commanders on the ground, recognize that women’s leadership and participation in peacekeeping is key to mission success. However, the number of female military personnel deployed in current peacekeeping missions are low. To address this gap, UN Women Multi-Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives & Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) conduct a special training course... More

Emma Watson & Forest Whitaker | An intimate conversation

Friday, March 11, 2016

Tune in & listen to an intimate conversation between Emma Watson, UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, and Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation More

Empower indigenous women, strengthen communities

Monday, August 6, 2018

Indigenous women are custodians of their communities’ traditions and natural resources, but they are also among the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized peoples. On International Day of Indigenous Peoples, learn more about the challenges indigenous women face, and how they play key roles in their communities and countries, and contribute to peace building and sustainable environmental practices. More

UN Women Stories | Malian Women Confront War

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The recent conflict in northern Mali has led to an upsurge in gender-based and sexual violence against women and girls. Women and girls displaced by war are especially vulnerable to rape and child marriage, and many must now deal with the physical and psychological consequences of the violence that was inflicted upon them. This video features the work of brave Malian women who have stood up to violence and become agents of peace. Fatoumata Siré Diakité created the Association for the progress... More

Gender equality through a cartoonist's lens

Monday, March 19, 2018

Cartoonist Liza Donnelly talks about her work and the power of editorial cartoons to disrupt stereotypes and advance gender equality. Donnelly is a cartoonist and writer with The New Yorker Magazine, CBS News, and others. As a Cultural Envoy for the US State Department, Donnelly also travels around the world speaking about freedom of speech, cartoons and women’s rights. She is one of several Cartooning for Peace members featured by UN Women in a collaboration centered around International... More

UN Women in South Sudan

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

South Sudan became the world's newest country on 9 July 2011 after decades of civil war and conflict. Women played a strong role in the popular referendum that resulted in the nation's independence from Sudan. Yet, the consequences of war -- which disproportionately affected South Sudan's women, leaving many of them illiterate, impoverished and widowed -- linger now, even though peace has come. "UN Women in South Sudan" provides a snapshot of the women we are supporting. Working with the... More

UN Women Stories | Daphne Bayayi - Tobacco Farmer

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

We tell the story of Daphne Bayayi, a Zimbabwean woman who pursued her dream of becoming a commercial farmer. Daphne took advantage of a UN Women-supported land reform programme that increased Zimbabwean women’s access to farm land and productive resources. Daphne now owns and operates a successful tobacco farms that exports a world-class product onto international markets. African women are providers, leaders and innovators. They drive economic growth and build peace, yet for too long the... More

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