Women and Elections in East Africa

Through this 52nd edition of Women’s World, women from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda share their thoughts and findings on the situation of women’s current and prospective participation in political and peace processes associated with elections. This Women’s World also challenges patriarchal norms and the practice of relegating women’s position and contributions to the private sphere, excluding them from deliberative dialogues in political and decision-making spaces across electoral processes.

We invite you to appreciate the perspectives and experiences of women as voters, candidates, political leaders, advocates for peaceful elections and key players in all electoral processes.

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Crisis as an Opportunity for Transformative Change

In this 2nd edition of the Feminist Peace Series, we focus on how women and, in particular, feminist peace activists are responding to the direct and indirect consequences of COVID-19 and elaborate on the practical and theoretical implications for feminist peace. Each of the authors reflects on the implications of the global pandemic grounded in the local and personal – and framed by their conceptions of feminist peace. To that extent, this collection opens up new epistemological, political and intellectual possibilities enriching feminist knowledge.

We hope you enjoy reading our second edition of the Feminist Peace Series.

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Perspectives on Feminist Peace

This first edition of the Feminist Peace Series provides various understanding of Feminist Peace with perspectives from practitioners, partners and colleagues in the field of peace building. From all the contributions we can summarize Feminist Peace as that which takes into account the differential impact of conflict on women, girls and gender diverse people and profiles their voices, needs and perspective in all peacebuilding processes.

Tracing 20 Years of Feminist Peace: Women Peace Builders Reflect on the Journey of Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Burundi, DRC, Nepal, South Sudan and Uganda.

In this 51st edition of Women’s World, we hear from 7 women peacebuilders from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, South Sudan and Uganda- who are long-term partners of the Peace Centre and alumnae of the Feminist Leadership Institute. Through their journeys and deliberations, we look back at 20 years of agitating for women’s participation in conflict prevention, resolution and peace building; at our efforts to prevent, end and respond to conflict-related sexual violence; and to ensure gender-response relief and recovery through various means.

Women and Girls at the Heart of Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa

Through this 50th edition of Women’s World, we contribute to the body of feminist knowledge on the experiences and agency of women affected by forced displacement as a result of conflict, political turmoil or insecurity in Africa. This focus aligns with the African Union’s theme for the year 2019, as the Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa: Towards a Durable Solution to Forced Displacement. Read More “Women and Girls at the Heart of Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”

20 years of UNSCR 1325 in South Sudan, Uganda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nepal.

This edition focuses on the women, peace and security issues discussed during the institute, as informed by the UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 and 2250, Sustainable Development Goals (5, 16) and related national frameworks (including national action plans). It takes a closer look at the state of conflict and post-conflict in the 5 countries, progress in implementing UNSCR 1325 which centres women’s concerns as well as women’s responses to peace and security gaps and challenges.

Strengthening Women’s Potential in Leadership and Peace Building

This 45th Issue features ordeals of sexual and gender-based violence of women from countries still experiencing conflict. The articles published in this issue were extracted from a collection of personal stories and testimonies of global feminist leaders who participated in Isis-WICCE 2011/12 Institute. The personal diaries detail encounters of SGBV committed on individuals or particular members of the community, often with devastating effects; psychological trauma and a pure denial of self-esteem on the survivors.

We hope that the articles in this volume will act as an International diary for women who are willing to share their experiences as victims of SGBV. We also hope that their resilience can provide encouragement and learning for other survivors’ worldwide to demand justice.

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Women and Health

The articles in this issue of Women’s World are centred on the Exchange Programme theme: Women’s Health:- an integrated approach.  hence the reason why we did not concentrate on a particular health issue. The topics are diverse and try to make us all aware of how each health issue is in its own way related to the lives of women.
We hope that the articles in this issue will lead to a discussion in your environment, on how to relate the health of women not only to current research activities on Women’s Health, but also women’s daily activities. We hope that from the point of view of women, you will be able to say what we as women would like to see done, in order to ensure that our health is taken seriously globally and not as an afterthought.

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