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ICAN Co-Hosts UNGA Side Event on Linkages Between the SDG 16 and PVE Agendas

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.

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US WPS Agenda: Not Just a Foreign Policy

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.

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Why Are Women Peacebuilders at Risk?

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.

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ICAN & WASL Exchange Experience on the Protection of Peacebuilders at the Caux Forum

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.

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In Berlin: Women Peacebuilders Raise the Need for Protection

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

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