Globalization, Human Rights & Security

From ancient times to the modern era, women have been at the forefront of disarmament, anti-war and anti-violence campaigns. In many countries, from Liberia and Rwanda to Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Argentina, women’s activism has had a decisive impact on reducing conflict and encouraging reconciliation. Yet, women are usually absent from formal peace negotiations and processes. UNIFEM has reported that in ten major peace processes in the past decade, women represented only 6 percent of negotiators and less than 3 percent of signatories to peace agreements. With the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, however, international recognition and support are growing for women as strategic partners in peacebuilding. Securing the active participation of women and girls increases the sustainability of peace efforts and contributes to long-term post-conflict recovery and reconstruction.

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By Shyama Venkateswar, Ph.D.*The National Council for Research on Women participates in the US Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and...
By Juliana Stebbins*President Obama announced on June 22, 2011 that in response to the United States’ significant progress in achieving...
The Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University has released this video of a feminist dialogue on militarism that it hosted as...
By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon In 2005 I traveled to Afghanistan to write a newspaper story about women entrepreneurs, women who turned to business to...
By Chloe Angyal*As ethnic tension boils over into violence in Kyrgyzstan this week, rumors have begun to surface on the ground that amid the rioting...

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  • March 5, 2010

    As modern peacekeeping has evolved, the number of female police officers in U.N. peacekeeping missions around the world has doubled during the past five years.


  • Clinton Speaks on Women and Girls at Afghan Conference/Remarks at the International Conference on Afghanistan