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Posted by Randolph Rhea
The evolution of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs – from programs to processes
South Sudan 2013
The prop-plane bounces through turbulence and I am awoken. I gaze out the window at the landing strip. From high above it looks busy, with many aircraft on the tarmac. When we land I realize that all of the cargo planes, troop carriers, and small aircraft are actually all destroyed and the fuselages have merely been pushed to the side of the mortar-potted runway. The wounds of war are still fresh here.
After several hours ... Read entire post »2020-07-08 08:37
Posted by Anna-Linn Ekenstierna
“Your facilitation brought us to a safe space and process where we shared our stories, really listened to each other and learned from each other.”
These are words that I bring with me as I say goodbye to partners and colleagues at the FBA this time around, heading for a new adventure.
The feedback means a lot to me since it indicates that we achieved what we had set out to do. I and my colleagues at the ... Read entire post »2020-06-26 13:29
Posted by Susanna Rudehill
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), a groundbreaking step for gender equality in international peace and security. Nine resolutions have followed and together they make up what we today call the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda.
It’s not the first international framework for women’s rights and gender equality. So why is it called groundbreaking? Because the agenda for the first time recognized inequalities between women and men ... Read entire post »2020-06-10 10:23