Captain Sanja Pejović is the highest-ranking woman officer in the Armed Forces of Montenegro (AF MNE). She is deputy chief of the Sub-centre for Peacekeeping Operations, and a gender equality coordinator for AF MNE. Captain Pejović was the first woman officer to serve in AF MNE. She serves as a
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At the Security Council today, a senior United Nations official called on Member States, regional organizations and civil society for greater partnership to boost women's participation at all levels and help ensure UN peace efforts are stronger and more sustainable.
To amplify the voices of women, women human rights defenders and women's organizations in conflict-affected settings, UN Women has convened a group of 12 Champions on Women, Peace and Security and Human Rights.
Women leaders and experts gathered at the UN Headquarters to discuss issues of masculinities, violence against women, and women's participation in peace and justice in transitional societies. With 2 billion people across 35 countries and territories affected by fragility, conflict and
Nominations are now open for the four categories: Woman of the Year, Young Woman of the Year (deadline 8th December), The Sue lloyd-Roberts Media Award (deadline 31st January) and the Champion Award (deadline TBC). Please nominate the migrant and refugee women who deserve this award and recognition.
The side event held as part of the Global Compact on Refugees thematic discussions focused on: "The centrality of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls for the formulation of the global compact on refugees."
Meet Hikmah Bafagih, from Malang in East Java, Indonesia. University professor, community organizer, peace-builder, Counsellor, mother, wife-Bafagih has many roles. She is also a religious leader, steering the women's wing of the biggest Muslim organization in Indonesia. Her vision is to create an
Sepur Zarco was the first case of conflict-related sexual violence challenged under Guatemala's penal code. It was also the first time that a national court anywhere in the world had ruled on charges of sexual slavery during an armed conflict-a crime under international law. In its path-breaking
For Khadeja Ramali from Libya, empowering young women to participate in the peacebuilding process is crucial to rebuilding the country post Arab Spring.