To ensure that women’s work at the frontlines is valued and understood, it is essential for their experiences to be amplified
Some 17 years after the UN resolution on women, peace and security, women make up just 5 percent of deployed blue helmets. It’s time to find the political will to upend the status quo.
By handing Israel the city of Jerusalem, which Palestinians view as the heart of the two-state solution, Trump has killed any hope of a viable peace process. Rana Allam writes on the repercussions of Trump’s move to the peace process, peace advocates and the Palestinian people’s plight
By Rana Allam
Perhaps the meeting between McGurk and Sisi on defeating ISIS involved sharing the counter-productive efforts of both countries.
By Sanam Naraghi Anderlini and Sina Azodi
The change in the Iranian political sphere is prompted by the dynamic transformation of its social and cultural space since 1979. One of the best indicators of this transformation is the status of women, who have been key players all along.
By Melinda Holmes
The fields of peacebuilding and development are increasingly contending with violent extremism and the question of how to engage with the practical and policy implications of efforts to prevent it. The 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development took on this question with a session devoted to ‘Preventing Violent Extremism through Peacebuilding.’
By Devin Cowick
Despite being left out of formal negotiation processes, women have been at the front lines of peace and security efforts from the beginning.
By Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini
Sexual abuse by peacekeeping forces demands the international community’s attention. Sanam discusses how to end it once and for all.
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.
Mediating a Better Peace:
ICAN’s Pilot Executive Seminar on the ‘how to’ of Gendered and Inclusive Peace Processes Got off to a Flying Start.
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Originally published as part of the Peace Heroes series on Ms Magazine Photos of dark skinned men, sometimes even boys, in military uniform holding big guns repeatedly emerge in the media. It is a sad fact, but communities in Kenya have been radicalized. The...
Visaka Dharmadasa led a delegation of mothers of missing servicemen into the jungles to meet with the guerillas who were responsible for their sons’ fate. She talked to us about her experience walking into the lion’s den—literally.
Bushra Qadeem Hyder, a pioneer in education, speaks of her journey of triumphs and challenges bringing up the next generation in a country saturated in conflict.
In the midst of war, an ever-expanding network of dedicated Syrians have been working to heal the torn society. At the center is Ghada Rifai, a trained architect who has built a human network rooted in the values of peace, diversity and non-violence.
Lucy Talgieh, a newly-elected municipal representative in Bethlehem, Palestine talks about women’s rights, eradicating extremism and promoting a more peaceful homeland.
Born in Iran and a refugee in the UK by the age of 11, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini has been a leading international advocate and peace strategist for 20 years.
ICAN in the News
Trust Law published an article on ICAN’s panel “Women under Siege: New and Emerging forms of Violence Against Women in the MENA Region,” which was a parallel event of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women in New York on March 7, 2013. The article highlights the...
ICAN’s 5th Annual What The Women Say Forum – Colombo, Sri Lanka – November 2016
ICAN’s ED Ms. Sanam Naraghi Anderlini speaks to BBC World News about Iranian women’s hijab protests
This animation explores why gender sensitivity and inclusivity in devolution processes matters and how it can be done in very practical ways.