To ensure that women’s work at the frontlines is valued and understood, it is essential for their experiences to be amplified
By Rana Allam
Perhaps the meeting between McGurk and Sisi on defeating ISIS involved sharing the counter-productive efforts of both countries.
By Sanam Naraghi Anderlini and Sina Azodi
The change in the Iranian political sphere is prompted by the dynamic transformation of its social and cultural space since 1979. One of the best indicators of this transformation is the status of women, who have been key players all along.
By Melinda Holmes
The fields of peacebuilding and development are increasingly contending with violent extremism and the question of how to engage with the practical and policy implications of efforts to prevent it. The 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development took on this question with a session devoted to ‘Preventing Violent Extremism through Peacebuilding.’
By Devin Cowick
Despite being left out of formal negotiation processes, women have been at the front lines of peace and security efforts from the beginning.
On a daily basis, women come face to face with violence and extremism, and bear the efforts to change an ever-conflicted world. Who are these women, and what do they do?read more
Originally published as part of the Peace Heroes series on Ms Magazine Photos of dark skinned men, sometimes even boys, in military uniform holding big guns repeatedly emerge in the media. It is a sad fact, but communities in Kenya have been radicalized. The...read more
Visaka Dharmadasa led a delegation of mothers of missing servicemen into the jungles to meet with the guerillas who were responsible for their sons’ fate. She talked to us about her experience walking into the lion’s den—literally.read more
Bushra Qadeem Hyder, a pioneer in education, speaks of her journey of triumphs and challenges bringing up the next generation in a country saturated in conflict.read more
In the midst of war, an ever-expanding network of dedicated Syrians have been working to heal the torn society. At the center is Ghada Rifai, a trained architect who has built a human network rooted in the values of peace, diversity and non-violence.read more
Lucy Talgieh, a newly-elected municipal representative in Bethlehem, Palestine talks about women’s rights, eradicating extremism and promoting a more peaceful homeland.read more
Born in Iran and a refugee in the UK by the age of 11, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini has been a leading international advocate and peace strategist for 20 years.read more
ICAN in the News
During their production of “Feminist Global Advocacy: Elections 2016,” Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini and fellow human rights activists discuss the question: whose lives matter?read more
Six experts in different areas share their defining moments of 2016.read more
The Norwegian MFA features ICAN’s Better Peace Toolread more
ICAN’s Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini speaks about the intersection of feminism, human rights, and global activismread more
The animation explores the various components of transitional justice and offers five practical steps to ensure a gender sensitive and inclusive process.
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini discusses the importance of listening to women civil society activists and not taking peace for granted.
ICAN co-founder and executive director Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini speaks about the impact of alternative narratives in the hands of trusted messengers.