Do women have a special role to play in the peace movement?


The original draft of the UN Culture of Peace resolution addressed the linkage between women’s equality and the culture of peace:

“As recognized by the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing 1995), there is an inextricable linkage of peace with equality between women and men. Only this linkage of equality, development and peace can replace the historical inequality between men and women that has always characterized the culture of war and violence. As pointed out at the Conference, it is necessary to promote women’s political and economic empowerment and equal representation at every level of decision-making so that women’s experience, talents, visions and potential can make their full contribution to a culture of peace.

CPNN has carried many articles on the special role of women in the peace movement. Articles since 2015 include:

16 Days of Activism: Meet Felicity Ruby, Australia

16 Days of Activism: Meet Rasha Jarhum, Yemen

16 Days of Activism: Meet Bertha Zúñiga Cáceres, Honduras

16 Days of Activism: Meet Anne Marie Sam, Canada

16 Days of Activism 2017: Meet Dina Meza, Honduras

16 Days of Activism 2017: Meet Marcela Fernandez, Colombia

16 Days of Activism 2017: Meet Amanda Ghahremani, Canada

16 Days of Activism 2017: Meet Ketty Nivyabandi, Burundi

16 Days of Activism 2017: Meet Mariama Sonko, Senegal

Egypt: Women’s Conference in Gharbia organizes “Women’s Peacemaker” conference

Photos: A look at International Women’s Day marches around the world

Nonviolent Peaceforce in South Sudan: The extremes of the human spirit

A Tribute to Woman Peacemaker Joan Bernstein

USA: “Day without a woman”

Amnesty: 8 women show us why International Women’s Day is the day to declare: We won’t wait for our rights!

Ocho mujeres nos muestran por qué el Día Internacional de la Mujer es el día para proclamar: ¡No vamos a esperar más por nuestros derechos!

Amnesty: Huit portraits de femmes montrent qu’il faut profiter de la Journée internationale des droits des femmes pour affirmer : «Nous n’attendrons pas le respect de nos droits!»

ICC: Meet the justice activists breaking the mold

Women Unite for Global Action on Peacebuilding: The Women’s International “Peace Meet” (Jalgaon, India)

USA: To Counter Trump, Women Are Mobilizing for Massive March on Washington

Colombia Includes Gender Focus for a Stable, Lasting Peace

Women in Israel Fasting to Mark Gaza Anniversary

10 More Ways Syrian Women Are Building Peace and Democracy

A century of women working for peace

ICC/Judges – Women at the top at the International Criminal Court

Una argentina presidirá la Corte Penal Internacional

Women Leaders Call for Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Post-2015 Agenda

ONU Mujer: Bachelet destacó participación de mujeres en puestos de poder

Mobile Technology a Lever for Women’s Empowerment

For discussion and articles prior to 2015, click here

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