Joyce Banda Calls for Greater Female Presence in Peacekeeping
June 28, 2017
December 6, 2016: Former Malawian President Joyce Banda called on world leaders at the Rising Global Peace Forum to work toward greater female presence in peacekeeping and peacemaking efforts globally. The first step, she said, is allowing women into the police and military. See full story: Joyce Banda on Empowering Women as Peacekeepers (Devex)
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Gender violence in Pakistan: women fighting back
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Hundreds if not thousands of women are murdered, kidnapped and assaulted each year in Pakistan. A 2018 survey estimated 1 in 3 women experienced domestic violence, but conviction rates are extremely low. It is being described by some in Pakistan as a ‘gender violence epidemic.’ Now Pakistani women are demanding action to address the vast scale of violence.