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Breaking the Silence on SGBV in Syria…

December 9, 2016: The Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC) and InterAction held an event on sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in the Syrian conflict.Speakers included ICAN Co-Founder and MENA Programming Director, Sussan Tahmasebi, Ambassador Steven Steiner from the United States … [...]

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New “What the Women Say” Policy Brief…

"We Will Survive: Women’s Rights and Civic Activism in Yemen’s Endless War" ICAN proudly presents our most recent What the Women Say policy brief, "We Will Survive: Women's Rights and Civic Activism in Yemen's Endless War." Reflecting on the experiences of women during the uprising, the … [...]

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ICAN and partners at the 59th Commission on the…

What would the UN Peace Operations Panel recommend if it were led by women, civil society organizations and local actors living in conflict? Beijing +20 Action Plan, Section E. Women and Armed Conflict, Parallel Workshop Monday, March 9 10:30am-12pm Guild Hall at the Armenian Convention … [...]

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