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In our fourth episode Professor Janie Leatherman discusses the causes and consequences of sexual violence in contemporary armed conflict. She addresses the new trends in conflict-related sexual violence and arising challenges in humanitarian responses, reflecting on current strategies of prevention, protection, and caring.
Professor Jacqui True outlines a feminist political economy approach that helps to identify the linkages between sexual and gender-based violence against women, gender inequalities, and the global/regional structural processes that exacerbate violence and conflict.
October 9, 2014
Assistant Professor Amy Barrow examines how the perpetuation of gender-based violence is often shaped by distinct cultural norms, laws, and policies, using examples from within Asia. The webinar considers how states in Asia have responded to international legal instruments including CEDAW and the Security Council Resolution 1325.
Monday, 21 October, 2013
UN North Lawn Building, Room 7
September 1, 2014
Distinguished members of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council,
November 25 - December 10, 2010
November 25 - December 10, 2011
In 20111, WILPF's involvement in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence included all regions and organized activities to promote the main theme, "Blow the Whistle to Redefine Security."
November 25 - December 10, 2012
WILPF participated in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, which is an international campaign between (November 25 International Day Against Violence Against Women) and December 10 (International Human Rights Day) to link action on violence against women with action on human rights and to emphasize that violence against women is a violation of human rights.
On Friday, 20th February 2015, The PeaceWomen Programme along with the Mission of Liechtenstein and the Liechtenstein Institute for Self-Determination at Princeton University organized the most unique Lecture Series yet. The event featured a series of monologues created by Suzan Craig and Katrina Syran with Human Rights Watch and WILPF, aimed at humanizing the discourse around issues of violence around the conflict spectrum.
Program: - Three cases of sexual violence in armed conflict - Sexual violence in armed conflict & mechanism of human rights in UN - Women's movement against sexual violence in conflict Organised by: Women's Human Rights Commission of Korea
Based on the 2014 Secretary-General report on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, PeaceWomen highlights some of the advances in the Women, Peace and Security agenda and some of the practices that should be championed by member states, civil society, and the Security Council.
A Message from WILPF Secretary General Madeleine Rees, this article highlights the need for the United Nations to take a stronger stance on child sexual abuse scandals. For those in the UN system who are prepared to compromise on human rights, and hence on legal obligation, the challenge of senior official at the UNOHCHR, Anders Kompass is his success in pursuing the alternative model – a model that is actually at the core of the United Nation
On 22 October 2015, the Permanent Mission of Denmark, in cooperation with the Reaching Critical Will (RCW) programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), hosted a side event on Arms Trade, Small Arms, and Gender Based Violence. Speakers included Ray Acheson and Mia Gandenberger (WILPF Reaching Critical Will), and Katherine Ronderos (WILPF-Colombia).
On 5 January 2016, reports of large-scale violence against women perpetrated by a group or groups of men on New Year’s Eve in Cologne and other cities in Germany were published. Later, the Cologne police reported that of more than 120 filed complaints with them, about three-quarters are including sexual harassment claims and in two cases rape.
Our latest report provides tools and guidelines for effective implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty and the UN Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons provisions related to gender-based violence.
Spain will be holding new elections as of June 26, 2016, after political parties failed to reached an agreement to form government after the December 20, 2015 elections. WILPF Spain is currently calling on all political parties standing for the elections to fully implement UNSCR 1325.
On 6 June, The Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom, launched a report, “Preventing Gender Based Violence Through Arms Control” as a side event to the Sixth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS6). The report discusses tools and guidelines for effective implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (UNPoA) provisions related to gender-based violence.
“Violations Against Women in Syria and the Disproportionate Impact of the Conflict on them: NGO Summary Report for the Universal periodic Review of Syria” is a report conducted by The Women’s international League of Peace and Freedom (WILPF) conducted research with grassroots Syrian women’s organisations and is part of a long-term commitment by WILPF to the Syrian cause.