Women speak out for Peace
The International Day of Peace is on 21st September.
It provides an opportunity for communities around the world to call for and celebrate peace. It is also a time to reflect on progress made on the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and supporting resolutions, 1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106, 2122, on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) declare that the most critical element in these resolutions is the recognition of women’s roles as peacebuilders and decision-makers. If effectively implemented, the WPS resolutions could transform women’s images from those of victims to peacebuilders, decision-makers and agents of change.
For events around the world, see: http://www.internationaldayofpeace.org/
Latest Newsview all
Sarah Zorn Finishes Tenure as First Female Commander at U.S. Military Academy, the Citadel
May 20, 2019: The Citadel, the military academy which was forced to admit women after a 1995 Supreme Court ruling, selected it's first female regimental commander last year. Sarah Zorn's time as the first woman to lead 2,400 cadets is documented in a photo essay by Alyssa Schukar. Women now make up 10% of the student body.See more: I Serve as a Stepping Stone (nytimes.com)
A Cultural Shift Is Helping Keep Talented Mothers in the U.S. Navy
May 15, 2019: Lt. Cmdr. Karen Sankes-Ritland never imagined life outside the military.But more than a decade into her career, the strains of family life and a dual-military household were taking a toll. Something had to change. She needed a break. But she didn't want to leave the Navy. So after her fourth child's arrival in 2016, she took advantage of a program that lets enlisted sailors and officers take a sabbatical. For a year, she was a stay-at-home mom.
Blue Helmets: Model for Global Partnership
May 13, 2019: Retno LP Marsudi, Foreign Minister of Indonesia, delivered a speech touching upon the importance of female peacekeepers on May 7 at the United Nations Security Council. Minister Marsudi noted that "investing in women equals investing in peace. Female peacekeepers are more effective in winning the hearts and minds of local populations;providing comfort for those traumatized by conflicts.