News and Updates
The ICAN board proudly congratulates ICAN’s CEO and Founder, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini for joining the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security (LSE WPS) as part time director from December 2019.
“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.
Last week ICAN was in Abuja, Nigeria delivering an adapted version of our Training on Gendered and Inclusive Mediation to members of the recently launched Nigerian Women Mediators Collaborative Initiative (NWMCI).
ICAN and the Prevention Project co-hosted “Two Sides of the Same Coin? Operationalizing Linkages Between the SDG 16 and PVE Agendas,” a side event to the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. The event expanded on a discussion during the UN High-Level Political Forum in July 2019 that explored the linkage between UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 (peaceful and inclusive societies) and the preventing violent extremism (PVE) agenda.
New Policy Brief: Sanam Naraghi Anderlini and Eric Rosand Co-author a Brief Discussing the SDG and PVE Agendas
In the policy brief, “The SDG 16 and PVE Agendas: Different Currencies or Two Sides of the Same Coin?”, ICAN’s Sanam Naraghi Anderlini and the Prevention Project’s Eric Rosand, discuss key challenges impeding progress on the global PVE and SDG 16 agendas, underscoring how they are two sides of the same coin.
Stacey Schamber discusses the potential of US Women, Peace and Security Act to transform the US’s role in the world and stresses the need to widen the lens of the WPS policies and the Act to include the domestic US context.
On July 15, 2019, the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Prevention Project—Organizing Against Violent Extremism, and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), convened a day-long expert roundtable on the margins of the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development.
Stories of women peacebuilders don’t often make it to the headlines. However, they are part of the longest-standing, socially-rooted transnational groups mobilizing for peace, women’s rights and security, and providing an alternative vision for the future.
The fifth animation in our Better Peace Initiative (BPI) series explores why gender responsiveness and inclusivity matter in ceasefire agreements and processes, and how to ensure this in practice. Now available in Arabic, French and Spanish.
Program Director Helena Gronberg presented ICAN’s work on gender responsive and inclusive mediation.
An op-ed by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini addressing the Iraq war and the targeting of Iran through the lens of regional geopolitics.
“The U.S. should be wary of these [war] whisperers, for while it foots the bill and the world pays for unknowable and uncontainable consequences, others will reap the reward.”
Members of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) gathered with ICAN who partnered with Initiatives of Change to host the 2019 Caux Forum: Towards an Inclusive Peace. With an emphasis on integrated approaches to prevention, over 100 peacebuilders from around the world gathered in Caux, Switzerland for four days of panel discussions, storytelling, country focused sessions, and thematic workshops.
The document is a practical guidance document intended to inform governments, international organizations, and civil society facilitating local, national and regional ceasefire negotiations. It is now available in Persian/Farsi, Arabic, and French.
The event will explore how a comprehensive peacebuilding approach that includes global and local perspectives can address the root causes of violent extremism.
The event, held in partnership with the German Foreign Office and the Center for Feminist Foreign Policy, explored the added value and contributions of women peacebuilders and civil society organizations, the threats they face, as well as the effective strategies for states and other entities to support and protect this sector