Staff and partner activists at ICAN went to the United Nations this month to participate in the annual Commission on the Status of Women conference (CSW58) taking place in New York from March 10-21,2014. The CSW is a forum where Member States and civil society can advocate for gender equality, development and peace.

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Our partner activists flew in from around the world, including Libya, Tunisia, Iran, Egypt, Morocco, Iraq and Lebanon. Please contact madeline.koch[@] for more information about participating activists. Activists are available by request for interviews with members of the media on a variety of topics such as peace negotiations, reconciliation efforts and human rights law.

Listed below are interviews, articles and event recaps related to the CSW:

IPS “Libyan Women Speak Up For Constitutional Rights” – event recap with Farida Allaghi (Libya)

ABC Australia “Sri Lankan peace negotiator calls for greater women’s involvement” – podcast interview with Visaka Dharmadasa (Sri Lanka)

NPR “Egyptian Women Want To Be Recognized in Revolution” – podcast interview with Maissan Hassan (Egypt)

International Service for Human Rights “UN event spotlights the protection needs of Women Human Rights Defenders” – event recap with Sussan Tahmasebi

International Peace Institute “Challenges and Opportunities of Inclusive Peacemaking” – event recap with Sanam Anderlini, Sabah alHallak and Farida Allaghi, Samra Filipović-Hadžiabdić, Mirsad “Miki” Jacevic (in order: Iran, Syria, Libya, Bosnia, Inclusive Security)
0:00 Introductions by Ambassador Maureen Quinn and Andrea Ó Súilleabháin
3:25 Samra Filipović-Hadžiabdić, Bosnia
13:55 Sabah Alhallak, Syria
25:00 Farida Allaghi, Libya
39:40 Mirsad “Miki” Jacevic, Institute for Inclusive Security
46:45 Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, ICAN
59:00 Q & A

International Peace Institute “Anderlini: Who are These Women, Anyway?” – inclusive peace building event recap and interview

IPS “Women Still Walk Two Steps Behind in Arab World” – interview with Sanam Anderlini (Iran)

IPS “Egyptian Women Victims of Cultural Traditions” – article by Azza Suleiman (Egypt)

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