Peace at the Frontline of the Sustainable Development Goals

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Peace at the Frontline of the Sustainable Development Goals

“While SDG 16 is a positive development worth celebrating, its gender neutral targets and indicators imply that actors will be required to use frameworks like CEDAW, Maputo Protocol and UNSCR 1325 to actualize this goal,” Isis-WICCE’s Helen Kezie Nwoha set the tone for the conversation focused on solutions to achieve

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Preliminary Findings on the Recently Concluded General Elections in Uganda

The Women’s Situation Room Uganda has released its preliminary findings on the recently concluded presidential and parliamentary elections in Uganda held on the February 18, 2016. The Women’s Situation Room (WSR) is an early warning and rapid response mechanism against violence or conflicts arising around elections in African countries. It

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Gender Blind Presidential Election in Uganda

On Thursday February 18, 2016 Ugandans cast their votes to elect a new president after several months of campaigns by eight presidential candidates who included one woman.  In this article, our partner organization FOKUS analyses the presidential campaigns from a gender perspective. The Ugandan Constitution states that parliament shall be

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The Uganda Women’s Situation Room: Peaceful Elections are Possible

Uganda is set to hold presidential and general elections on February 18, 2016 and as part of efforts towards peaceful elections, the women of Uganda have established a Women’s Situation Room; an early response and conflict mitigation mechanism that directly engages women and youths to play active roles in preventing

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Women are Critical to Peace Keeping

Isis-WICCE Executive Director Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng was in Brazil (September) as a key note speaker during the annual conference for the Association of Peace Keeping Mission training organisations. She was invited to speak about the gendered nature of peace keeping missions. According to Ruth, women’s understanding of Peace is much

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Delayed progress on Women’s Participation

As the world marks 15 years of the UNSCR1325 on Women, Peace and Security, the UN United Nations Security Council held an Open Debate and a High-level Review Meeting to assess progress made at the global, regional and national levels and renew their commitments to the implementation of the resolution.

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Uganda Launches the First Women’s Parliament

Isis-WICCE was thrilled to see one of its recommendations from her research study entitled ‘Making a difference beyond numbers: Towards women’s substantive engagement in political leadership in Uganda coming to pass. The study called for the need to build synergy between women political leaders and the women’s movement. This was

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Delayed progress on Women’s Participation

As the world marks 15 years of the UNSCR1325 on Women, Peace and Security, the UN United Nations Security Council held an Open Debate and a High-level Review Meeting to assess progress made at the global, regional and national levels and renew their commitments to the implementation of the resolution.

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