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The photo is by Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID. It is of 89 new Rwandan police women in 2010 who arrived at El Fasher (Darfur) to work for UNAMID

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CSW68: Key Lessons from SecurityWomen Engagements toward Advancing Gender Perspectives in Security Sector Transformation

June 8, 2024

The 68th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) took place from 11-22 March 2024, with the theme, “accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.” Therefore, the overarching ambition of this year’s CSW68 was to harness the enormous potential of multilateralism, where civil societies form a vital partner with States to redefine global governance.

Augustine Aboh

Women in Security – the Czech Republic

May 15, 2024

The Czech Republic is a small country of 10 million people located in the centre of Europe. Following the fall of communism and the breakup with Slovakia, Czechia became a member of NATO and the EU.

Štěpánka Šťastníková

Assessing the UK's Commitment to the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda

May 7, 2024

A meeting was held on 26th March 2024 in the House of Lords, assessing the UK's Commitment to the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Agenda, with emphasis on the progress of the 5th National Action Plan (NAP).

Natasha Chavez

Analysis of Gender Equality within the Security Sector in Indonesia

April 25, 2024

Indonesia's geographical diversity can pose logistical challenges in implementing gender equality initiatives uniformly across regions due to remote and isolated areas that may face additional barriers to promoting gender equality in security sectors due to limited infrastructure and resources.

Wes Widjonarko

Review of Latest Research in Women, Peace & Security. First Quarter January - March 2024

April 19, 2024

SecurityWomen reviews the latest quarter of research and new publications related to women in the security sector. Final Quarter 2023.

Alice MacLeod

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