To ensure that women’s work at the frontlines is valued and understood, it is essential for their experiences to be amplified
Feminist writer, Zarlasht Sarsam Safy, writes about the wave of feminism that has engulfed Afghanistan
“So 101 years on as March 8th 2018 dawns, how far have we come and how far do we still need to go?” Sanam Naraghi Anderlini writes about the battle for women’s rights
In this commentary by Thalif Deen about Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) by UN Peacekeepers, ICAN’s Sanam Naraghi Anderlini offers valuable insight on the issue
A Commentary by Rana Allam.
Despite the Egyptian regime’s guns and tanks, and the farcical elections, the revolution of the minds cannot be stopped.
By Sanam Naraghi Anderlini
If past events are any predictor of the present, it would be erroneous to assume that they will result in either the status quo remaining or the hardline reasserting control.
Some 17 years after the UN resolution on women, peace and security, women make up just 5 percent of deployed blue helmets. It’s time to find the political will to upend the status quo.
By handing Israel the city of Jerusalem, which Palestinians view as the heart of the two-state solution, Trump has killed any hope of a viable peace process. Rana Allam writes on the repercussions of Trump’s move to the peace process, peace advocates and the Palestinian people’s plight
ICAN was delighted to host Ms. Fatima Al Bahadly, Director of Al Firdaws Society, Iraq, and member of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership in New York City and Washington, D.C. last month.
Mediating a Better Peace:
ICAN’s Pilot Executive Seminar on the ‘how to’ of Gendered and Inclusive Peace Processes Got off to a Flying Start.
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?
Let’s celebrate the feminist men who fight for women, Rodolfo Domiguez Marquiz courageously fights Femicide with Accountability in Mexico
Peace Hero: Mobina Jaffer, The Canadian Senator Who has been Championing Women in Peace and Security for Years
On International Women’s Day, ICAN’s Peace Heroes series honors Senator Mobina Jaffer, whose life and career capture the spirit and essence of the day. We spoke to her about her experiences as a female envoy and mediator and her persistent struggle to ensure women’s participation in peacemaking and security issues.
How Hamsatu Allamin Changed Boko Haram to Boko Halal
Ahlem Nasraoui Fights Terrorism in Tunisia with Entrepreneurship
We spoke to Mossarat Qadeem, Executive Director of PAIMAN Trust, about Trump’s threat to cut financial aid from Pakistan, and about her own work.
Faiza Dhocob is Fighting Terror in Somalia in the Face of Destruction
ICAN in the News
ICAN’s Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini speaks about the intersection of feminism, human rights, and global activism
The Inter Press Service News Agency recently featured the new Global Alliance of Women Countering Extremism and Promoting Peace, Rights, and Pluralism. "Responding to the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's call for unity, a coalition of over 25 women’s groups and...
Cette déclaration a été publiée le 11 Novembre 2014, au «Challenging extremism and militarism», 3e édition MENA / Asie Forum sur les droits, la paix et la sécurité des femmes de ICAN lieu dans Şile, Turquie. Nous, soixante femmes représentant treize pays dans le...
Trust Law published an article on ICAN’s panel “Women under Siege: New and Emerging forms of Violence Against Women in the MENA Region,” which was a parallel event of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women in New York on March 7, 2013. The article highlights the...
Watch the video profile created by the Islamic Development Bank for WASL partner and founder of Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development in Nigeria, Mrs. Hamsatu Allamin as she wins the IDB’s prize for women’s contribution to development.
ICAN’s 5th Annual What The Women Say Forum – Colombo, Sri Lanka – November 2016
ICAN’s ED Ms. Sanam Naraghi Anderlini speaks to BBC World News about Iranian women’s hijab protests