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ICAN in the News

Despite the Challenges, Donors Must Continue to Support Struggling Nonprofits in Afghanistan (Philanthropy)

Malalai Habibi, Karen Karnicki, and Harriet Knox Brown; September, 20 2022

What Happened in Afghanistan Isn’t Staying in Afghanistan (Common Dreams)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini; September, 7 2022

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini on Peacebuilding (World Talk Radio)

David Swanson; September, 16 2022

Women in peace talks: a much-needed participation (EU-ASIA TALKS)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini and Antje Herrberg with Shada Islam; September, 2 2022

 Our Mission

ICAN promotes inclusive and sustainable peace in countries affected by violent conflict, extremism, militarism, and closing political space.  Recognizing the gendered impact of conflict and the critical role of women peacebuilders, we fulfill our mission through a dual strategy of:

  • Shaping and influencing the peace and security policies of governments, multilateral organizations, and the wider international community by providing thought leadership, strategic advice, and gender-responsive analysis and operational guidance; and
  • Sustaining and strengthening a global movement of innovative locally rooted women peacebuilders to have voice and influence wherever matters of peace, violent conflict, rights, and human security are determined.

We bring the word and spirit of  UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the global women, peace and security agenda to life.

“I truly believe that a small group, like ICAN, of very committed women, can get the message across that there is not going to be a sustainable solution to extremism without including women”

– Senator Mobina Jaffer

“ICAN has one agenda, and it is Peace.”

– Sri Lankan woman peacebuilder

“ICAN provides a safe open space and a healthy environment for discussions that will bring about the needed change.”

– Palestinian woman peacebuilder

“Through ICAN, our work reached international platforms for the first time, including the UN.”

– Iraqi woman peacebuilder

“ICAN brings together women that have worked with extremist groups and within very violent conflicts. I share and learn new strategies from them.”

– Ugandan woman peacebuilder

The diversity I found in ICAN helps me and nurtures my experience and enables me to go forward”

– Tunisian women peacebuilder

“ICAN helps us learn new strategies through sharing experiences with other women from different countries”

– Somali woman peacebuilder

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