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:

International Women’s Day: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Proposal to the UN Summit of the Future from the International Alliance of Women

The women leading the fight for peace in Palestine: Women in Black

Graça Machel: Enhancing women’s participation in peacebuilding is key to building a peaceful world

Women peace-makers call for a holistic and sustainable peace

Int’l Peace and Humanity Conference commences in Amman

Women’s Peace Leadership Programme: Bojana Mumin, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Morocco: Launch from Essaouira of the Women’s World Forum for Peace

Vatican: Women raise their voices for peace

World Radio Day: Celebrating radio as a tool for feminist peace

Russian mothers oppose the war

Women from Chile and Bolivia meet in La Paz to build a “neighbor friendship

The Search for the Exceptional Women of Peace Award: A Reflection

Call for Applications: Strengthening Young Women Peacebuilders’ Capacity in Complex Crises

UN Women : Five young women on the forefront of climate action across Europe and Central Asia

Phyllis Kotite has passed away

Mexico: Women who weave communities of peace in Chihuahua

Mexico City successfully holds the World Forum of Cities and Territories of Peace

Israeli and Arab women demand peace between Israelis and Palestinians

Breizh, France: Women of Peace

Belarus: Women at the forefront of human rights struggle

Spain: First-person testimonies: this is how we fight for gender equality by activism and participation

Civil society in northeast Syria promotes women’s role to fight extremism

Women’s leadership in the struggle for Palestinian freedom

Female victims and ex-combatants graduated as peace activists in Antioquia, Colombia

Mexico: SSPC meets with 217 Networks of Women Peacebuilders

Sinaloa, Mexico: III International Congress on women and the culture of peace

The International Network of Latin American and Caribbean Women is inaugurated

United Nations: ‘Women Rise for All’ to shape leadership in pandemic response and recovery

Philippines: Women’s leadership in the time of pandemic

Webinar and Video: Young Women Fighting for Our Planet

From Nazra for Feminist Studies (Egypt): A Letter of Solidarity; Together, We Stand in Solidarity..To Build

Chile changing: transgender student leader lends voice to renewed protests

Thousands of women march in Chile again

Nobel Women’s Initiative: A strategic approach to climate action

ASEAN insists on women’s role in peacekeeping

Voices of Afghan women ‘must be heard at the table in the peace process and beyond’ UN deputy chief tells Security Council

Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan

Venezuela. The construction of peace must have the quality of feminism

Colombia: Scars that build peace

Emerging Feminist Leaders Are Claiming Their Space: Follow Us to Liberia!

The women who helped bring down Sudan’s president

World animal protection: Five amazing Sea Warrior women tackling ghost gear on a global scale

Over 250 prominent women leaders call on President Trump and Chairman Kim to end the Korean War

Ocasio-Cortez Delivers Powerful Call for Justice as Third Women’s March Kicks Off in New York

Ethiopian President Calls to Work for Peace and Security

Women for Yemen Network: Joint Statement in Advance of the Yemeni Peace Talks in Sweden

Claudia Sheinbaum, the first woman elected by popular vote to govern Mexico City

Madrid: Women close the Anti-Violence Forum with a message of peace

Voices from 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62)

What Women Bring to the Constitution-Writing Table

Women take to the streets as the world marks International Women’s Day

India: ’Life: A Mystical Journey’- A Gathering of 500 Women Leaders To Explore Spirituality as Tool For Peace And Empowerment

Women’s March protests across America against President Trump

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

Beirut Int’l Conference Highlights Women’s Participation in Peace, Security Initiatives

Colombia Includes Gender Focus for a Stable, Lasting Peace

Peace in Colombia Is Impossible Without Us, Women Declare

Bahrain Women Association conducted a workshop on peace for Sitra Alahleya Society – Women club

Book review: Hilary Klein’s Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories

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

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