Civil society leaders and peace activists from across the Americas came together to form a new network dedicated to working for women’s rights, peace, and justice in the region.
November 2017, Antigua, Guatemala Earlier this November, a small WRN team had the privilege of being present at a gathering of women peace activists, mostly from Central America. They were meeting in Antigua to share their experiences and explore the possibility of working together—possibly in a netw
Mariam Khan is the Program Director of Community Appraisal and Motivation Programme (CAMP). She has over 15 years of experience in the development sector. She has previously worked with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) managing refugee and relief programs, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), and other local and international organizations. In 2015, she wrote an assessment report titled “Women & the Fata Conflict: Unfulfilled Promises" highlighting the plight and trau
With training, exposure and mentorship young people can act as key actors in peacebuilding to be agents of positive change. According to the UN World Population Prospects Statistics, around 1.3 billion of world’s population is 15-24 years old. Of these, nearly one billion live in fragile countries affected by protracted conflict. During instability and conflict, youth can be heroes, victims, or experiences as both. Gender plays an important role in how they experience conflic
Part II of the our series on 1325 and Conflict in India. Read Part I here. In North East region of India and Kashmir conflict and peace-building exercises have been quite protracted. Both of these regions have been challenged with developing an effective way to harness women’s capacities and establish a gender inclusive analysis of the conflict with gender responsive solutions. Women's voices are regularly marginalized. Women civil society organizations were at the forefront
Community Conversation in India, 2012 This October marks the 17th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. After the long journey of women experiencing conflict and feminist peace activists, the international comminuty affirmed the important role of women in the prevention and conflict resolution, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction. For the first time, the disproportionate and distinct