News and Updates
ICAN and the Permanent Missions of Canada, the UK, Norway and South Africa to the UN at the Better Peace Symposium
ICAN in partnership with the Missions of Canada, the United Kingdom, Norway and South Africa to the United Nations will host a 2-day expert-level working group meeting (EGM) in New York, featuring several WASL partners.
The forum focused on Women, Peace and Security as one of its four themes, culminating with a set of ten recommendations on WPS.
How Yemeni Mothers Succeeded Where Everyone Else Failed.
Thousands of young men are being forcibly disappeared in Yemen, and mediation efforts by the United Nations envoys, the Red Cross, and many other international organizations have not been successful. The only successful group so far is a coalition of Yemeni mothers, the Abductees’ Mothers’ Association.
“Families would call us [CSOs] and we inform paramedics”
From the frontlines of a conflict that has long been forgotten by global powers, Libyan women continue to provide support and promote peace, and remain excluded from peace talks.
The Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN) issued a statement about the attacks in Sri Lanka.
Next week, ICAN and WASL partners from around the world will feature prominently at the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality hosted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), UN Women, and the Tunisian Ministry of Women, Family, Childhood and the Elderly.
On March 8, Visaka Dharmadasa, Founder and Chair of the Association of War Affected Women (AWAW) was invited to speak at Buckingham Palace on the topic of WPS. Two weeks later, the International Center for Prevention and Prosecution Genocide (ICPPG) published an open letter attacking Ms. Dharmadasa. Read her response to the false allegations of ICPPG.
WASL Member, Food4Humanity founder, co-founding member of the Women Solidarity Network, and partner of the Peace Track Initiative, Muna Luqman, has briefed the UN Security Council today on Yemen.
ICAN launches “Gendered Community Policing: Why it matters, how to do it” in Ukrainian and Somali!
ICAN was delighted to host Ms. Fatima Al Bahadly, Director of Al Firdaws Society, Iraq, and member of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership in New York City and Washington, D.C. last month.
We are pleased to launch 10 Steps to Increase Women’s Participation in Peacekeeping and Reduce Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, drafted by the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and the Association of War Affected Women (AWAW), and endorsed by members of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL)
The International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) celebrated International Women’s Day with several events with the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office on March 7 and 8, 2019.
Thalif Deen discusses the reasons behind the dramatic increase in US women legislators voted into office last November and the historic high of women candidates for the 2020 presidential elections, with comments from ICAN’s ED Sanam Naraghi Anderlini.
ICAN wishes all our friends, supporters and WASL family a peaceful and joyous NowRuz and spring.
We look forward to our continued partnerships in our quest for peace, justice and dignity for all.
We spoke to Yemeni peace activist Muna Luqman, co-founder of the Women Solidarity Network and member of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL), about the war in Yemen, its devastating ramifications, and about the strength of Yemeni women in the face of this destruction.