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/
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My Year in Africa: Why This Brazilian Woman Peacekeeper Wants to Return
September 13, 2019: Lieut. Comdr. Marcia Braga, left, a 45-year-old Brazilian naval officer, spent a year as a UN military gender adviser in the war-wracked Central African Republic, above. She called it “the most rewarding experience she has ever had.”
International Day of Peace September 21
September 13, 2019: 21 September marks the International Day of Peace, which was established in 1981 by a unanimous resolution in the UN’s General Assembly. To mark the day, Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) and over 100 additional peacebuilding organizations from throughout the world issued a statement to United Nations Member States that brings attention to peace concerns.
First Sisters to become U.S. Army Generals
September 8, 2019: One sister had wanted to be a soldier since she was young; the other planned to have a career in the Foreign Service. Both marked a milestone for the U.S. Army this summer: Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett and Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi are believed to be the first pair of sisters to become generals, the military branch’s highest category of rank.