Words in Action: Gender Inclusion for Sustainable Peace
How can the role of women in peace negotiations be supported and encouraged in a more substantial manner? How does inclusion contribute the sustainable peace and security? And how can the theoretical be married with practical applications to create longer-lasting peace and stability? These were some of the broader questions asked at the Institute for Security and Development’s seminar. The panel discussion included Emma Bjertén Günther, SIPRI, and Lena Sundh, a former Deputy SRSG to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Longing for Peace and Justice
When those closest to us suffer from injustice or are being threatened, it hurts. It forces us to action and resistance. Today, the UN Security Council will hold an open debate on sexual violence in conflict with the focus on sexual violence such as terrorism, such as the financing of war and terrorism and as a migration cause. We are following the debate today and affect politicians to cooperate with women who have experience and knowledge.
The work continues in Turkey – meeting our partners in Istanbul
In late November, Operation 1325 went to Istanbul, Turkey to hold a meeting with the organization’s partners. The trip has been planned a long time, but the political situation in the country meant that the original itinerary had to be changed slightly. Luckily, our partners at Jinha, living in southeastern Turkey, could come to Istanbul.
Message of hope, words of caution, cries of protest
From Moldova, Albania, Colombia, Nicaragua, Palestine, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Somalia and Sweden, representatives from women peace organizations speak up for human rights, for equality and for sustainable peace. As a civil society organization, Operation 1325 is ready to project their leadership into every forum we can access.
Violent masculinities and violence prevention
“It is possible to change. I have seen a bullying boy change to become compassionate and able to listen to his class mates in pain. I have seen how gang members in Nicaragua have changed and met provocations with a calmness and tolerance.”