News and Updates

WASL report from Mindanao amid Marawi crisis

  Reporting by Melinda Holmes This week ICAN’s executive director Sanam Anderlini and program manager Melinda Holmes were in the Philippines meeting with representatives of southeast Asian women-led organizations working for peace and the prevention of violent...

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Hanaa Edwar selected as Human Rights Defender of the Month

ICAN and its partners in the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) congratulate Hanaa Edwar for being selected as the human rights defender of the month by the Arab Network of Human Rights Information (ANHRI), the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), Maharat...

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Palestinian Activist Lucy Talgieh wins in local elections

On May 13, 2017, Palestinians went to the polls to elect representatives for their local municipal representatives. Among the candidates, was Lucy Talgieh.  A peace and human rights activist, and working as the Women’s Project Coordinator at the Wiam Palestinian...

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U.S. CSWG Global Forum on Women, Peace and Security

On May 8-10, 2017, a number of ICAN’s WASL partners participated in the U.S. Civil Society Working Group’s (CSWG) Global Forum on Women, Peace, and Security. The event was among the series of activities that the CSWG has organized to inform US policies and...

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Launch of the GSX Africa Regional Group – Meeting recap

On 22 March 2017, International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) in collaboration with AWAPSA organized a one-day regional meeting of the Global Solutions Exchange (GSX) working group in Nairobi, Kenya. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and share country...

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Letter to UN Secretary-General on CT/PVE Reform

ICAN is proud to sign on to a letter from more than 40 civil society organizations and representatives sent to United Nations Secretary-General Antonió Guterres concerning his recent report (A/71/858) on strengthening the capabilities of the UN to assist Member States...

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Launch of the GSX Thematic Working Groups

On behalf of WASL, ICAN is spearheading a series of GSX thematic working group meetings on topics that WASL members have identified as critical to the dynamics of extremism and militarism. We are highlighting new dimensions and bringing a gendered lens to the...

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