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About Cora Weiss

Cora Weiss is President of the Hague Appeal for Peace, UN representative for the International Peace Bureau and past president 2000-20006. She was among the  drafters of what became Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security. She has spent her life as an activist for human rights, women’s rights and peace.

Articles by Cora Weiss

This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

We must not make war safe for women

"We can not pluck rape out of war and let the war go on. We must not make war safe for women. It is time to abolish war," - Cora Weiss on the Nobel Women's Initiative conference on ending sexual violence in conflict

Burma may save its tigers and not its women

Cora Weiss reports on the International Tribunal on Crimes against Women of Burma - an overwhelming day of stories told by remarkable women of all ages of inhumanity leaving the listeners wondering how the women could have survived.

What’s wrong with a democratic world with justice, equality, development and peace?

As Cora Weiss reflects on the Beijing ’95 conference on women her dream is that we do not make war safe for women, but that we make women safe by ending the scourge of war

Inventing peace

A passionate and pragmatic call to teach and practice peace from a veteran activist whose energy is undiminished.
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