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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|0 Comments|
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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.  
Disponible también en español.

The Campaign ‘Rape and other Violence: Leave my […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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?|
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    The Global Principles to end stigma can be a tool for resurfacing the rights of children born of war

The Global Principles to end stigma can be a tool for resurfacing the rights of children born of war

Children born of war can suffer the effects of stigma long after conflict has ended, yet they have remained largely invisible in the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Joanne Neenan highlights the opportunities to address and protect this group through the UK’s new Global Principles to end stigma.

This week at the UN General Assembly, the United Kingdom launched the […]

September 22nd, 2017|Featured, WPS in policy|2 Comments|
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    Peace education in schools has the potential for transforming minds and hearts

Peace education in schools has the potential for transforming minds and hearts

Activist in Residence and Co-founder of PAIMAN Alumni Trust, Mossarat Qadeem, draws on her experience tackling violent extremism in Pakistan to make a case for inclusive peace education in schools.

Young people do not become extremists overnight. It takes them time to agree to learn how to make explosives, fill suicide jackets with explosives or be prepared to commit suicide. […]

September 15th, 2017|Featured, From the field|Comments Off on Peace education in schools has the potential for transforming minds and hearts|
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    CEDAW General Recommendation 35 draws an explicit link between gender, discrimination and conflict-related violence against women

CEDAW General Recommendation 35 draws an explicit link between gender, discrimination and conflict-related violence against women

Dr Aisling Swaine highlights the importance of the UN CEDAW Committee’s new General Recommendation with respect to conflict-related violence against women.
As I note in my forthcoming book, in the wars of today, the catalogue of gendered violence is still being compiled. Despite knowing more than we ever have about women’s experiences of conflict, there remain gaps in recognition of […]

September 12th, 2017|Featured, Legal analysis|Comments Off on CEDAW General Recommendation 35 draws an explicit link between gender, discrimination and conflict-related violence against women|
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    CEDAW General Recommendation 35 on violence against women is a significant step forward

CEDAW General Recommendation 35 on violence against women is a significant step forward

Highlighting the clarity on state obligations, acknowledgment of structural causes and intersectionality, Professor Christine Chinkin introduces General Recommendation 35 on gender-based violence against women and girls.

In 1992 the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee) adopted its ground-breaking General Recommendation No 19 (GR 19) on violence against women, recognising gender-based violence as discrimination within Article […]

September 6th, 2017|Featured|2 Comments|
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    Why does armed conflict recur, and what has gender got to do with it? – Judy El-Bushra (8/2017)

Why does armed conflict recur, and what has gender got to do with it? – Judy El-Bushra (8/2017)

Most conflicts in the world in this century have been civil wars taking place in poor and fragile states: in 2010 it was reported that every conflict started since 2003 was a recurrence of a previous one. With this realisation in mind, the international community now devotes much attention to understanding how interventions in ‘post-conflict’ settings might be designed […]

August 29th, 2017|WPS Working Paper Series|Comments Off on Why does armed conflict recur, and what has gender got to do with it? – Judy El-Bushra (8/2017)|