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Long way to go before women are fully involved in peacebuilding

Twenty years after the UN Security Council resolution 1325 established that women have a right to participate on equal terms in every aspect of the work to prevent and manage conflicts, women’s participation in efforts for peace and security is not yet indisputable.

2020-07-03 10:34

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An Introduction to Human Rights and Security Sector Reform

Successful security sector reform (SSR) must be guided by the understanding of people as rights-holders and the state, including core security actors, as duty-bearers in providing security as a service to the people.

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  • Posted by Anna-Linn Ekenstierna

    Stories of partners and colleagues are what I bring with me

    “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

    20 years of women, peace and security – what do we have to celebrate?

    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
  • Posted by Kristin Olson

    COVID-19 shows how media freedom influences people’s lives

    It is ironic. I moved to Vienna, one of the safest capitals in the world, only to find my family and myself in lockdown. Borders and schools closed, playgrounds sealed, obligatory mouth masks in the open shops, and strict restrictions for entering the work premises. Still, of course, a large part of the world is worse off.

    Shortly after the WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, our office made three times more interventions than it makes on ... Read entire post »

    2020-05-27 11:19
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