Women Peace and Security Program Archives - State of the Planet

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A Message From Women Activists Across Africa

In a recent workshop, grassroots women peacebuilders said they are being left out of critical decision-making discussions, and that the media isn’t sharing their stories.

by Anwulika Molokwu |February 18, 2022

Participatory Practices for Sustaining Everyday Peace

Understanding security and peace only in terms of war and conflict no longer reflects the challenges of our time.

by Montserrat Muñoz |September 22, 2021
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Virtual Workshop Convenes Women Peacebuilders Paving the Way to a Post-Pandemic Future

This spring, feminist activists from 13 countries gathered online to exchange expertise and envision a more just and equitable future after COVID.

by |May 27, 2021
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Why International Women’s Day Is Still Relevant in 2021

Gender equality is an essential ingredient in building a fair and sustainable world. Today we’re publishing stories that honor the accomplishments of many of our women colleagues.

by |March 8, 2021
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In Virtual Exchange, Women Organizers Share Challenges and Successes From COVID Frontlines

Throughout the spring, grassroots women peacebuilders will meet online to discuss how they’re helping to build resilience in their communities.

by |February 16, 2021
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How African Feminists Are Sustaining Peace in a Pandemic

Women grassroots activists share their strategies.

by |June 3, 2020
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Graduate Student Internship Available With the Women, Peace and Security Program

This is a virtual, paid graduate-level internship that will run from July through September 2020. Apply by June 8.

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Lessons from African Feminists Mobilizing Against COVID-19

Grassroots activists share their strategies on caring for oneself and one another, and on building societies grounded in solidarity and equity.

by |April 3, 2020
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A Gender Lens is Essential to Sustaining Peace: Evidence from Mozambique

A new report reveals the importance of a broad understanding of “peace and security” to account for the challenges Mozambican women and girls face every day.