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A new economic model gives fresh hope for gender equality

In her second post Lisa Gormley further considers the possibilities in Kate Raworth’s ‘Doughnut Economics’ to create a more just world.

In my last post I reflected on two publications: ‘Exposing the gendered myth of post-conflict transition’ by my colleagues from the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, Christine Chinkin and Madeleine Rees, and ‘Doughnut Economics’ by Kate Raworth. […]

November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment|
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    We must move beyond neo-liberalism to justice for people and planet

We must move beyond neo-liberalism to justice for people and planet

In the first of two posts inspired by recent reading, Lisa Gormley considers the role of neo-liberalism in States’ failure to implement human rights obligations especially for women and girls.

In ‘Exposing the gendered myth of post conflict transition’ Christine Chinkin and Madeleine Rees describe how as countries emerge from conflict, neoliberal imperatives, particularly the requirements for austerity, lead to […]

November 10th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Special Rapporteur calls for renewed political will and a streamlined approach to tackle violence against women

Special Rapporteur calls for renewed political will and a streamlined approach to tackle violence against women

In her recent report, Dr Dubravka Simonovic, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, examined the adequacy of the legal framework in preventing and addressing gender-based violence. Lisa Gormley considers the conclusions and recommendations.

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A new report from the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, on […]

October 26th, 2017|Featured|1 Comment|
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    Women demand better access to truth, justice and reparations in Sri Lanka

Women demand better access to truth, justice and reparations in Sri Lanka

Yolanda Foster shares the experiences of women change-makers and the challenges they face as they continue to seek truth, justice and reparations for themselves and for their families in Sri Lanka.

This week Pablo de Greiff, the Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-recurrence, is visiting Sri Lanka to assess the implementation of Human Rights Council Resolution […]

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    It is time that the United Nations represents, and is represented by, all people

It is time that the United Nations represents, and is represented by, all people

It has been over 20 years since the United Nations first pledged to increase the number of women in the Organisation to 50%, however this has yet to become a reality. Rosa Freedman and Aoife O’Donoghue highlight some of the barriers that have prevented the UN from reaching this goal and what can be done to achieve it.

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October 19th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on It is time that the United Nations represents, and is represented by, all people|
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    El proceso de paz no significó el fin de las violencias contra las mujeres en Colombia

El proceso de paz no significó el fin de las violencias contra las mujeres en Colombia

De acuerdo con la última encuesta, cada hora 16 mujeres fueron víctimas de violencia sexual en Colombia durante 2010-2015; el mismo periodo en el que se desarrollaron las conversaciones de paz entre el gobierno y las FARC-EP. Erika Rodríguez Gómez reflexiona sobre el significado del informe y los desafíos para la realización plena de los derechos de las mujeres […]

October 12th, 2017|From the field|Comments Off on El proceso de paz no significó el fin de las violencias contra las mujeres en Colombia|
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    The peace process did not mean the end of violence for women in Colombia

The peace process did not mean the end of violence for women in Colombia

According to a recent report, 16 women each hour were the victims of sexual violence in Colombia from 2010-2015, including while peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC-EP were underway. Erika Rodríguez Gómez discusses the significance of the report and the challenges to fully realising women’s rights in Colombia.  
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    Connecting Women, Peace and Security, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in peace operations can improve policy and practice

Connecting Women, Peace and Security, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in peace operations can improve policy and practice

Jasmine-Kim Westendorf highlights how the isolation of SEA policy has undermined its implementation, and introduces the topic of her new working paper ‘WPS, CRSV and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peace Operations: Making sense of the missing links’.

Last year, while researching the long-term impacts of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by peacekeepers and other interveners in Bosnia and Herzegovina […]

October 5th, 2017|Featured, WPS Working Paper Series|Comments Off on Connecting Women, Peace and Security, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in peace operations can improve policy and practice|
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    WPS, CRSV and sexual exploitation and abuse in peace operations: Making sense of the missing links – Jasmine-Kim Westendorf (9/2017)

WPS, CRSV and sexual exploitation and abuse in peace operations: Making sense of the missing links – Jasmine-Kim Westendorf (9/2017)

In 2013, a UN investigation declared sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) ‘the most significant risk to UN peacekeeping missions, above and beyond other key risks including protection of civilians.’ Former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon himself argued that ‘a single substantiated case of [SEA] involving UN personnel is one case too many’, and his successor, António Guterres has made reforming the UN’s SEA […]

October 5th, 2017|WPS Working Paper Series|Comments Off on WPS, CRSV and sexual exploitation and abuse in peace operations: Making sense of the missing links – Jasmine-Kim Westendorf (9/2017)|
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    Can IDP women in the entertainment sector be part of the WPS agenda?

Can IDP women in the entertainment sector be part of the WPS agenda?

Many women who were displaced during the People’s War have sought employment in Nepal’s entertainment sector due to vulnerabilities created by the conflict. Punam Yadav brings attention to these forgotten survivors and questions the role of the WPS agenda in addressing their needs.

Although the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda has grown to include the issues and concerns of […]

September 28th, 2017|Featured, WPS in policy|Comments Off on Can IDP women in the entertainment sector be part of the WPS agenda?|