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About Louise Allen

Louise Allen is a gender and women, peace and security consultant and the former Executive Director of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, a New York based coalition of 18 NGOs which lobbies the UN Security Council on women’s participation in all decision-making processes related to peace and security. While at the NGO Working Group, she facilitated the briefings of over 20 women civil society representatives to the UN Security Council. Find her on Twitter: @AllenLouiseA


Articles by Louise Allen

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why the United Nations security council must let women speak freely

Women’s civil society advocates were long excluded from the security council. This is changing, but they must be allowed to speak freely.

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