News and Updates
The governments of Norway and Jordan convened a technical meeting at the United Nations on Advancing a Holistic and Gendered Approach to Return, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration from Violent Extremism where ICAN’s Founder and Executive Director, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini moderated a conversation among members of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership.read more
The annual workshop for Security Council members addresses challenges and opportunities in implementing the WPS agenda. This year’s two-day workshop focused on conflict-related sexual violence.read more
ICAN and the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) hosted the event, “Appetite for Risk of Investing in Trust? Lessons and Best Practices from ICAN’s Innovative Peace Fund (IPF) in Supporting Local Women-led Organizations’ Peace, Security and P/CVE Work” in London, bringing together 11 WASL partners.read more
“The Problem Facing Transformative Change is Inertia,” Sanam Naraghi Anderlini at the Berlin Fireside Chat
At the Berlin Fireside Chat event, ICAN’s ED Sanam Naraghi Anderlini spoke about the current state of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, 19 years after UN Security Council Resolution 1325 was adopted.read more
ICAN’s ED Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, along with WASL members, Halima Mohamed, Mira Kusumarini, Sabrina Mowlah-Baksh, and UNDP’s Nika Saeedi, will speak at two events at the UN during the launch of the Invisible Women report.read more
Mira Kusumarini talks to ICAN about C-SAVE’s efforts to alter the lives of returnees and prepare their communities to accept them.read more
ICAN’s ED Sanam Naraghi Anderlini will discuss where the Women, Peace, and Security agenda stands today, 19 years after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325.read more
Sanam Naraghi Anderlini will be a guest speaker at the Doha Debates’ live streamed event. The debate will explore the global refugee crisis. Join the conversation.read more
On 19-20 February 2019, ICAN and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office will co-host an expert working group meeting on the experiences, lessons and good practices in grantmaking to local women-led civil society organizations (CSOs) active in promoting peace, security and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).read more
“We, the women of Afghanistan, believe that our Afghan male allies on the peace negotiation table can work with us to make sure that the peace that we so desperately need can be achieved and sustained.” Read Afghan Women Six Point Agenda for Moscow Peace Talksread more
Governments, international organizations, and civil society facilitating local, national and regional ceasefire negotiations must consider the roles women play and their expertise in negotiating, drafting and implementing ceasefire agreements. Here are 10 steps to do so.read more
Invisible Women: Gendered Dimensions of Return, Rehabilitation and Reintegration from Violent Extremism
The joint United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) publication, Invisible Women: Gendered Dimensions of Return, Reintegration and Rehabilitation report contributes a gendered analysis of approaches to the disengagement, rehabilitation and reintegration of women and girls associated with violent extremism. It highlights the gaps in current policies and practice, as well as the solutions that are emerging in part from the experiences and innovations of women-led civil society initiatives. The report concludes with practical recommendations for policymakers and programming guidance for practitioners.read more
ICAN is delighted to join the Government of Norway this Friday for the launch of Norway’s 2019-2022 National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)!
The event will include two sessions co-hosted by ICAN, the Government of Norway and the UNDP, during which the ICAN-UNDP joint report Invisible Women: Gendered Dimensions of Return, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration will be launched.
ICAN’s Sanam Naraghi Anderlini will speak at the official launch of Norway’s 2019-2022 National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (WPS).read more
We are excited to launch Persian/Farsi versions of the two thematic animations Gendered Transitional Justice: Why It matters, how to do it! and Gendered Devolution: Why It matters, how to do it!read more
By Monica Makar
How lessons learned from Bosnia’s post-conflict reconstruction can be applied to Syria.