The Women, Peace and Security Update; No.3

The Women, Peace and Security Update; No.3

The week in Women, Peace and Security

Writing for the Global Observatory, Jamie Hagen has considered the future of LGBTQ human rights in the context of the Women, Peace and Security agenda.

Women are working to make inroads as mediators and advocates in a number of conflicts elsewhere despite the July meeting between US President Donald Trump and Pakistani leaders excluding women and Trump’s signing of the US Women, Peace and Security Act of 2017.

A book by Patricia Wall, Our women on the ground, delves into the stories of 19 Arab and Middle Eastern female journalists.

The London School of Economics’ Middle East Centre releases a short video on the nexus between displacement and the Women, Peace and Security agenda.

The United Nations–African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region—launches a public awareness campaign on the ‘elimination of sexual violence in conflict’.

Women leaders in Kenya demand for 50 per cent of all State and public office jobs following the 50:50 gender rule.

The need for a gendered approach to countering violent extremism.

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale meets with Sudanese women and youth leaders urging them to continue their persistent and peaceful engagement.

Susan Sebit calls for young women’s inclusion in peacebuilding in South Sudan.

In an interview with the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Ghalia Sassi discusses her experience as a mediator in Libya and suggests ways in which women mediators can be better supported.

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