“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
On 27 July 2012, the negotiating conference for the Arms Trade Treaty drew to a close without consensus on adopting a
Statement of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the need for a gender perspective in
In the past two decades, experts monitoring the international arms trade recorded more than 500 violations of United
Negotiations are (nearly) underway at UN headquarters in New York over a proposed Arms Trade Treaty.
Women members of civil society groups clad in black shirts and holding bananas staged a protest-rally in front of the
Ahead of July, when final negotiations will be held at the UN on the ATT initiative, several civil society groups and
This is a letter from various NGOs calling for the inclusion of a criterion on gender-based violence in the Arms Trad
Governments and companies around the world should stop signing new contracts with arms suppliers such as the Russian
This paper briefly outlines why the ATT should require States not to allow an international transfer of conventional
The United States described Moscow's latest arms sale to Syria as "reprehensible" after a rights group repo
The Lebanese army seized a ship last weekend carrying three containers filled with weapons reportedly intended for Sy
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
On April 25th the Security Council convened under the Presidency of the United States to discuss challenges related t
On the 19th of April the Security Council convened to discuss Nuclear Proliferation, Disarmament and Security.
Militarism, Violence and Conflict is one of the themes of the AWID Forum 2012 ↑ which opens tomorrow in Istanbul
If one thing holds the overall movement of peace movements together it is the goal of violence reduction.
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
This is the final report from the seminar “Why Controlling Small Arms Matters to Women” held on 25 Octobe
The United Nations' secretary-general is appealing to the world's main nuclear disarmament forum to get down to work
In an impassioned plea for peace, twenty-two women's organizations in South Korea make their case for a better world
"A dead rat is worth more than the body of a woman." Those were the words of one distraught young woman who
Wartime rape is a persistent and brutal aspect of conflict, whether during or in the aftermath of hostilities.
Women have made significant advances in politics over the past few decades, with females having served as the head of
This chapter examines the largely overlooked relationship between female ex-combatants, DDR, and transitional justice
Sharp statements about religion, powerful calls for international commmitments and resounding applause, marked the cr
Dalit Baum has found an effective strategy to discourage multinational corporations from doing business in the Israel
I remember one day, when I was working in Belfast – it was back in the nineties.
This week Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced new, stricter sanction
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Asked to describe war, most Americans would probably throw out words like troops, tanks, guns, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
As wars become less about states and more about societies, women can play a greater role in shaping or ending conflic
Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a
Whenever Marie*, just 16, looks at her lively toddler, Honoré*, she has the most intimate reminder of the 25-y
Nahid Hoseini and Golaleh Kamangar, two exiled Kurdish women fighting for their homeland.
It's small actions of compassion and dignity that can restore faith in humanity, even in times of war, human conflict
The Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice is an international women's human rights organisation that advocates for g
This report presents the main findings of an assessment conducted in Lebanon, Jordanand Occupied Palestinian Territor
A workshop on post referendum gender issues commences today.
This week in NY was the annual opening of the UN General Assembly where heads of states make their speeches.