In May 2022, ICAN hosted its 9th Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) forum in partnership with Addu Women’s Association Maldives, bringing together locally rooted women peacebuilders – members of WASL – from 39 countries, with other key international actors and policymakers.
We are delighted to release our new video “Reclaiming Power, Restoring Peace”, which gives a glimpse into the words, work, and unique nature of WASL.
ICAN’s Founder and CEO, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, MBE spoke to Anna Coren on CNN International on October, 27, 2022 about the current protests in Iran that began after the death of Mahsa Amini.
Nearly every month through 2021, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini MBE, founder of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and director of LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, hosted conversations with pioneering women peacebuilders from around the world and their allies working internationally on issues of peace and security.
ICAN’s 8th annual Women, Peace and Security, Securing the Gains and Strategizing the Future of the Global Women-led Movement for Inclusive Peace and Security
“We believe that our partners know what is truly needed on the ground. We trust their judgment.” Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, ICAN’s Founder and CEO.
Happy New Year from all of us at ICAN! Wishing everyone a joyous and prosperous 2019!
This animation explores why gender sensitivity and inclusivity matter and how to pay attention to this in community policing initiatives.
Video: Sanam Naraghi Anderlini’s Speech at UNGA during the 6th Review of the UN Counter Terrorism Strategy
Watch ICAN’s ED Sanam Naraghi Anderlini’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly 6th Review of the UN Counter Terrorism Strategy
Watch the video profile created by the Islamic Development Bank for WASL partner and founder of Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development in Nigeria, Mrs. Hamsatu Allamin as she wins the IDB’s prize for women’s contribution to development.
ICAN’s 5th Annual What The Women Say Forum – Colombo, Sri Lanka – November 2016
ICAN’s ED Ms. Sanam Naraghi Anderlini speaks to BBC World News about Iranian women’s hijab protests
This animation explores why gender sensitivity and inclusivity in devolution processes matters and how it can be done in very practical ways.
The animation explores the various components of transitional justice and offers five practical steps to ensure a gender sensitive and inclusive process.
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini discusses the importance of listening to women civil society activists and not taking peace for granted.
ICAN co-founder and executive director Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini speaks about the impact of alternative narratives in the hands of trusted messengers.
How does a country go from dictatorship to democracy without violence? Is it possible to prevent war?
At the 2017 Global Philanthropy Forum, Sanam Naraghi- Anderlini discusses the role women play in preventing or ending violence, rebuilding societal trust and leverage their own authority to advance a sustainable peace. ...
Providing grants to partners to support their innovative local solutions. Watch the video.
ICAN’s partner Khedija Arfaoui, a Tunisian peace and rights activist, discusses the situation on the ground for women in her country with Alison Smith
ICAN’s partner Abeer Pamuk, a Syrian humanitarian worker, discusses the situation on the ground for children and women in her country with Alison Smith.
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini speaks with Alison Smith about the critical role women can play in conflict zones.
ICAN’s Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini answers questions during Carter Center’s Forum on Women about combatting terrorism at the grassroots, and how the U.S. government can help
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini’s thoughts about the EO Travel Ban
ICAN’s Executive Director Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini on security in the Middle East with the President Elect’s Senior Security Adviser.
“Peacemaking in the Age of Extremism: Inertia or Innovations in Mediation & Diplomacy,” featuring Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini
Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership partners will meet with Heads of State and Government to launch the Global Solutions Exchange.
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini speaks about women’s experiences of war and their roles in conflict prevention and peace-building
The Better Peace Tool presents a practical four-part framework for the inclusion of women peacebuilders, offering proactive steps to broaden participation.
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Peace Activist and Co-Founder of International Civil Society Action Network
The problem in Syria is fundamentally political, and the military solution has not and will not be sufficient.