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For several years, we have been using “the most dangerous places for women” to describe India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, despite the fact that the 2011 Thomson Reuters Foundation poll  that coined the phrase was far from flawless. Our continued use of the poll mainly s...

In July 2010, the Peace and Reconciliation Process was launched to build sustainable peace and security in Afghanistan using political, economic and social approaches to engage a broad range of stakeholders. Unlike previous peace efforts, Afghan anti-government militan...

 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...

September 28, 2017

WRN spoke with Beth Woroniuk, co-founder and coordinator of Women Peace and Security Network-Canada (WPSN-Canada) with over 25 years of experience. She has provided policy advice, conducted evaluations, developed training and designed tools for UN agencies, bilateral d...

As the reach of conflict has expanded in the twenty-first century, there has also been a growing emphasis on how conflict has always been gendered. However, because men and women are impacted by conflict in different ways, women’s participation in conflict as well as p...

May 3, 2017

War has devastating consequences on a country and the wounds it leaves behind take generations to heal. For more than four decades, the women of Afghanistan have borne witness to the horrendous aftermath of armed conflict and violence. A direct consequence of the protr...