The Women, Peace and Security Update; No.28

The Women, Peace and Security Update; No.28

Welcome to Women’s International Peace Centre’s links roundup, where we share news, op-eds, and other stories that we’re talking about in Women, Peace and Security.

Addressing the gendered impact of COVID-19 and ensuring that the voices of women from conflict-affected communities continue to be heard by policy-makers.

Liberian child rights activist, Satta Fatumata Sheriff says closing the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection will increase sex and domestic abuse and declare it as non-essential during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.

 Despite the crucial work of Yemeni women building peace on the frontline of war, their efforts have been ignored and not adequately supported, and they remain excluded from crucial peace negotiations.

Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo calls on the UN to “do everything we can to support the transition and the Sudanese people in addressing the existing challenges.

A statement from the African Union on women, peace and security (WPS) in the face of the COVID-19 crisis; Lockdown exposes African women to sexual abuses.

Preventing violent extremism during and after the COVID-19 pandemic; The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), has surveyed 50 local NGOs it supports to build community resilience against violent extremism in eight developing countries worldwide.

Challenges Presented by COVID-19 Will Delay Closure of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), Under-Secretary-General Tells Security Council.

Youth and peace and security – Report of the Secretary-General.

Men, Women and the Changing Shape of Military Muscle; why militaries are gender balancing.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba opens Ukrainian Chairmanship of OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation.

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