The latest peacewomen 1325 enews has been published looking forward to the year ahead.
The PeaceWomen Enews compiles the latest Women, Peace and Security news from around the globe – highlighting the leading stories from the peacewomen.org portal. The past month was not a quiet one, with several independent campaigns for governmental political participation emerging from women in the Pacific and steps being taken to combat sexual and gender based violence in Colombia and the DRC. The penchant for mass protest which dominated 2011 continued into the new year, with women taking to the streets in support of austerity measures in Nigeria, dancing en masse in protest of ultra-Orthodoxy in Israel and marching naked in the streets in north-east India in opposition to small arms trafficking and gun violence. PeaceWomen vocalizes our strong support for women’s groups demanding their rights and continuing the work of peacekeeping, peacebuilding and the prevention of conflict around the world.
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