News and Updates

WASL Members at UN Technical Meeting

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.

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UK FCO Meeting Discusses IPF With WASL Partners

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.

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ICAN-FCO Roundtable: Appetite for Risk or Investing in Local Trust?

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).

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Afghan Women Six Point Agenda for Moscow Peace Talks

“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 Talks

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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.

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Upcoming event: Women-Led Solutions to Peace

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).

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