Q&A: Women and Yemen’s peace process

Sonal Marwah Asia, Defence & Human Security, Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration, News

The following is a conversation with Rasha Jarum, founder and director of Peace Track Initiative, on the efforts to secure more meaningful involvement and representation for women in the process to restore peace in Yemen. Ms. Jarum is from South Yemen and has more than 16 years’ experience working on human rights and gender issues. Sonal Marwah spoke with her in August. …

Event: Ploughshares’ Women, Peace and Security Series

Branka Marijan Defence & Human Security, Event, News

Roundtable Discussion on Violence, Migration and Women Featuring Carla Angulo-Pasel and introduction by Cesar Jaramillo, Director of Project Ploughshares. When: March 8, 2018 10:00-11:30 AM Where: Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 1-31 We invite you to join us in marking International Women’s Day 2018 with a discussion about the impact of violence on migrant women and the way these …

NO MÁS II: END Violence against Women NOW!

Tasneem Jamal Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Event, News

Public Event: South Sudanese Women Speak Peace Sunday, November 26 All Saints Anglican Church 400 Northfield Drive West Waterloo 2:30 -3:00 Refreshments, Meet and Greet 3:00 -4:00 A Panel discussion with: Agnes Wasuk Petia, National Women’s Program, South Sudan Council of Churches Awak Hussein, Youth Coordinator, South Sudan Council of Churches Henriette Thompson, KAIROS Activist and Educator This event is part …

Forced displacement and gender

Sonal Marwah Forced Displacement and Migration Leave a Comment

The world is facing unprecedented levels of forced displacement—people compelled to leave their homes to escape conflict, violence, and the flagrant violation of human rights (World Bank 2015). And while gender is not the only important factor that shapes the perilous refugee journey, in this article the focus is on gender-based violence experienced by migrants who are coming to Europe …

2015 Peace and Human Security Agenda: Gender, human rights, and violent conflict

John Siebert Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 35 Issue 2 Summer 2014 In 2010, in response to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women and Armed Conflict and related UNSC resolutions, Canada created a national plan for implementing Canada’s commitment to enhance the capacity of women to participate in peace processes. UNSC Resolution 1325 established an international normative framework, on which Canada …

Gender and the UN Programme of Action: Including All Voices

Maribel Gonzales Conventional Weapons

Author Maribel Gonzales The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2010 Volume 31 Issue 3 The 2001 UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA) provides a framework for controlling the illicit use and proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) at the national, regional, and global levels. …

Small Arms and Domestic Violence: The Situation in Canada

Maribel Gonzales Americas, Conventional Weapons

Authors Maribel Gonzales and Elizabeth Mandelman The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2009 Volume 30 Issue 3 Elizabeth Mandelman was an Advocacy Project Peace Fellow, partnered with IANSA (International Action Network on Small Arms) and Project Ploughshares in the summer of 2009. In June 2009 Canadian groups, including Project Ploughshares, joined those in 85 other countries in marking the Global Week of Action …

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

Maribel Gonzales Americas, Conventional Weapons

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 …