Women for peace

Source: CRTD.A
Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action (CRTD.A), a Beirut-based non-government organisation (NGO) working on gender and development issues, provides this 11 August 2006 three-part report on the security and humanitarian situation in Lebanon. [see more]
Throughout the world women are disproportionately represented among the civilian casualties of wars and among populations displaced by conflict. However, women are not simply the passive victims of war.

Women have always been at the forefront of the peace movement and the women's movement has a long history of working towards building new visions of peace and security, which place human concerns at their centre.

In countries and regions afflicted by long-standing conflicts, like Colombia, the Sudan, or the Middle East, grassroots women's organisations have developed peace-building practices and promote reconciliation processes at community level. However, in general high-level peace talks do not include women and their peace-building work is not valued or visible. As a result, women's organizations, supported by numerous international civil society initiatives, are demanding that both women and a gender perspective be integrated throughout formal and informal peace processes to prevent violent conflict, stop war, and sustain peace.

Increasingly women's organisations are making their voices heard in protest against the tendency towards militarism that has risen sharply all over the world since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001, and the subsequent "war on terrorism" launched by the United States.

Peacekeeping presence

"In the past decade, increasing numbers of accounts have surfaced of violations committed by peacekeepers against civilians, during peacekeeping operations. The impacts on communities are devastating when targeted by those who often represent their last hope for security and stability.

It had been documentend a rise in sex trafficking of children and women in places where there is a peacekeeping presence. While the causes for such violence on the part of peacekeeping troops have not been fully explored, sexual violence against women around any military culture is not new. What has been discussed even less is the effect of utilizing troops from former colonial powers in decolonized territories as well as the prevalence of racist attitudes and beliefs among the troops when deployed to communities about which they have little knowledge or understanding". (From Peace Women)
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Unveiling women as pillars of peace: peace building in communities fractured by conflict in Kenya

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Building peace in Somalia

The war against women in Africa (Pambazuka)

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Conflict transformation in Africa: African women's perspectives

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WLUML statement on the situation in Palestine/Israel

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Conflict, occupation and patriarchy: women carry the burden (Amnesty International)

Bat Shalom The Jerusalem Women’s Action Center

The international women's peace movement

Women Building Peace

PeaceWomen.org

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

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Women For Peace

MADRE

Ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement on the advancement of women (Peace Women)

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Female correspondents changing war coverage

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Regional dialogue on women building peace

How U.S. unilateralism harms women (WEDO)

Lives blown apart: crimes against women in times of conflict (Amnesty International)

Women's voices on the war on Iraq

Women against war on Iraq

Peacekeepers and gender violence

U.N. Peacekeepers Sexually Abusing Girls In D.R.C. Camp (U.N. Wire)

Women, gender and peacekeeping: books & articles (Peace Women)

Peacekeepers in Africa and gender violence (Social Science Research Council/ Choike)

UN staff in Congo face child sex claims (MONUC)

Gender and peacekeeping news (Peace Women)

Colombia

Women's Consultation for Peace

Declaration of the Women's Consultation for Peace

Colombian women on FIRE

Colombia: indigenous women unite for peace (IPS)

Women and war in Colombia (FIRE)

Other countries and regions

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Asian women's statement on militarism at the Asian Social Forum

WINPEACE

Security and humanitarian situation worsens in Lebanon (CRTD.A)

North and South Korean Women's Reunification Declaration

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UN Development Fund for Women

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Regional Conference on Asian Women for a Culture of Peace

UNIFEM’s framework for action on Women, Peace and Security

Security Council Resolution 1325 - A Tool Box

Women, peace and security report

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Women, peace and security: women managing conflict

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security

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New bridges to peace

A women’s human rights perspective on war and conflict

Afghan women in peace processes

Rights of the body in times of war (Choike)

Women in war and peace: grassroots peacebuilding

The challenge of unity: women, peace and power

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