NPT Review Conference collapsed in disarray last week with disagreement over new proposals for a Middle East disarmament
conference in 2016, humanitarian initiatives for a nuclear weapons prohibition
treaty look like the only way forward.
On 24 May, thirty women peacebuilders will walk
across the De-Militarized Zone that separates Korean families. Ann Wright describes
her journey from serving in the US Army to citizen diplomat walking for peace.
Less than 4% of Muslim mothers
who attended a programme in Britain to equip them with basic IT skills knew
who ISIS were. Education is key to enabling them to prevent the
online radicalisation of their children.
Networks of Nepali grassroots women are reconstituting protective guards against increased violence against women, and have compiled core guidelines for relief workers to ensure the particular needs of women and girls are met.
world military spending is driven by the profit motive of the arms
industry and politicians’ weaponized notion of ‘security’. But
women peace activists also hold militarized masculinity to account.
The ‘utopian’ slur
against peacemakers is defeatist propaganda for pro-war, pro-militarisation and
securitisation interests and the military-industrial complex. Marion Bowman reports from WILPF's Centenary Conferencein the Hague.
It’s up to
us to ‘reframe the narrative’ of development, to move beyond the historic thrust of capital and war and to say no impunity for the murder of
Indigenous women. Jennifer Allsopp reports from WILPF's Centenary Conferencein the Hague.
feels as if the entire world has been given over to the most perverse notions
of 'safety' that are really about death
and destruction, cruelty and conflict, grandiosity and greed. Marion
Bowman reports from the Nobel
Women’s Initiative conference in the Netherlands.
alleviated intellectual poverty until the day she was murdered, 24 April 2015. In
an interview with Karima Bennoune in 2010 Mahmud explained why she founded a
politico-cultural space in Karachi.
profile of today’s front line activist is different to that of the freedom
fighter of old. We need to see her in her wholeness. Jennifer Allsopp reports
from the Nobel Women’s Initiative conference in the Netherlands.
human rights defenders are under attack. The Nobel Women's Initiative conference
convenes today to deepen the understanding of the risks, and to develop strategies to
strengthen efforts to defend the defenders.
The women who have come to the WILPF conference in the Hague from Australia and Aotearoa- New Zealand, say that travelling with your feet on the
ground, or at least with your wheels on the track, is the road to peace.
Just like the skeletons that
were discovered in Diyarbakır in 2012 nearly 100 years after they were buried, Turkey’s past is haunting its
future and demanding that we remember the tragic events of the Armenian Genocide.
Hillary Rodham Clinton will need to listen
to listen to the voices of women working at grassroots on the frontline, and be
prepared to use her power, should she win, to defend the human rights defenders.
The Nation of the Lubicon Cree is on the frontlines of environmental destruction, as it challenges the forces behind resource extraction and environmental and cultural genocide, and seeks justice for all.
Last month the North Korean government gave its permission for
an international women's peace walk across the demilitarized zone which separates it from South
Korea. The women are waiting to hear the South Korean government's decision.
A coalition of women human rights defenders
in Canada is demanding an end to state complicity, and a culture of impunity in
the genocidal violence against Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited