News and Updates

Reflections on the Anniversary of 1325: How Do Women Define Security?

A global survey of women’s experiences of security is a starting point to including women’s perspectives, community networks, activism and expertise in the mainstream debate and informing the dominant narrative about what security is and “how” to do security. A sample of WASL experts in women, peace, and security piloted this survey and the preliminary results are outlined in this article.

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Five WASL Members Nominated for the UNDP’s N-Peace Award

“In a world where extremism is on the rise and violence and fear are being used to separate us and shred our societies, the work of women peacemakers, who put themselves at risk for trying to talk, listen and find solutions, is critical,” said ICAN’s Founder and Executive Director Sanam Naraghi Anderlini.

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Campaigners against Sexual Violence in War Win Nobel Peace Prize

ICAN and our partners in the global Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) are grateful to the Nobel Committee for drawing attention to these difficult issues. This increased awareness must lead to better strategies for the prevention or eradication of this vile crime.

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Who is Protecting the Peacemakers?

““The situation is dire; we all expect the worst.”
Fatima Al-Bahadly, Basra’s Long Time Peace Activist in Danger after Protesting Against Corruption

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The Coming of Age of SCR 1325: Women Mediators Integrating Local and Global Peacemaking

Women Mediators: Connecting Local and Global Peacebuilders event, held during the 2018 UN General Assembly was co-hosted by the International Peace Institute, ICAN and the UK Foreign Office and the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. The event addressed the issue of civil society women peacemakers’ direct participation in peace talks and featured senior representative from the UN, the government of Afghanistan, and leading women peacemakers from Syria and Yemen.

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ICAN Collaboration with UNA-NCA, GCDC on Model UN Curriculum

We are thrilled to announce that ICAN is collaborating with the United Nations Association for the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) and Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) to create a curriculum on the Women, Peace and Security agenda for the Spring 2019 Model UN Conference in Washington, D.C.!

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IPI Event: Women Mediators: Connecting Local and Global Peacebuilders

The International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) in partnership with the International Peace Institute (IPI), the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is pleased to invite you to an event entitled “Women Mediators: Connecting Local and Global Peacebuilders”.

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