Public events: On women, peace, security and South Sudan

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Monday November 27 in Waterloo, Ontario 10:00 a.m. to noon Round Table: Women, Peace and Security: The Case of South Sudan Location: Boardroom • Balsillie School of International Affairs • 67 Erb Street West 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Welcome to the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) Location: Grebel Gallery • Conrad Grebel University College • 140 Westmount …

Agents of beneficial change: Women have played—and must continue to play—a key role in the nuclear disarmament movement

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Author Jennifer Allen Simons The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2012 Volume 33 Issue 1 Originally prepared for the Global Zero Blog, October 25, 2011. Jennifer Allen Simons, C.M., Ph.D., LL.D. is President of The Simons Foundation and Founding Partner of Global Zero. The greatest danger to humans is the existence of nuclear weapons. Yet it is a danger that seems to …

A glaring omission: Landmark UN Resolution 1325 on women and peace makes no reference to small arms and light weapons

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Author Maribel Gonzales The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2012 Volume 33 Issue 1 United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, unanimously adopted in 2000, was a turning point in how the international community addresses the security and rights of women during conflict, in the time leading up to conflict, and in post-conflict situations. Its underlying premise is that women build peace. …

‘Why women?’

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The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2012 Volume 33 Issue 1 Adapted from “Why is women’s participation important in small arms control and disarmament?” Women’s Network of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA). It seems obvious that there can be no sustained peace and security without the participation of women. Yet during negotiations for the United Nations General Assembly Resolution …

A complicated business: To help those in need we must address underlying policy and political considerations

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Author Samantha Nutt The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2012 Volume 33 Issue 1 Samantha Nutt is the founder of War Child and author of Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid. This article is excerpted from Samantha’s keynote speech at Project Ploughshares’ 35th Anniversary in Waterloo on Feb. 27. When we think about giving, as Canadians, we think about contributing primarily to …

Peace in action: A look at women’s groups addressing armed violence

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The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2012 Volume 33 Issue 1 Gun-Free Kitchen Tables, Israel GFKT demands enforcement of an already existing Israeli law that restricts the authorization for security guards to bear arms to their worksites. The multi-organizational campaign, spurred by two incidents in 2010 in which security guards were involved in after-duty shootings, has gained momentum in the past year. …

Meet Our Caribbean Partner: The Women’s Institute for Alternative Development

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Author Maribel Gonzales The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2009 Volume 30 Issue 1 Annual murder rates in the Caribbean—at 30 per 100,000 inhabitants—are higher than in any other region of the world. The Women’s Institute for Alternative Development (WINAD) in Trinidad and Tobago, a longtime partner of Project Ploughshares, has been a vigorous campaigner against gun violence in the Caribbean. WINAD’s …