ICAN’s Annual Report 2019

ICAN’s 2019 Annual Report is here!
Producing it in the midst of the pandemic felt like reminiscing over distant memories. But it was a reminder of how much our team and our partners achieved. We consolidated our programs and sustained our dual focus on advancing global policies on women, peace and security, and sustaining local women’s peace work. This dual strategy enabled us to pivot quickly to address the additional challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
I’m privileged to work with a dedicated and professional team and a supportive board. The trust of our peacebuilding partners in WASL and those of our financial partners internationally is humbling. Together they inspire and enable us to do our work while remaining creative and cutting edge.
Click here for more details and highlights of our breakfast with the UN’s Secretary General and annual forum with HRH the Countess of Wessex, and H.E Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Norway’s Foreign Minister.

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, MBE

Engendering Extremism: Working Paper by Mossarat Qadeem to LSE

Drawing on work with PAIMAN in Pakistan, this paper, written by WASL Partner and PAIMAN co-founder Mossarat Qadeem for the LSE Center for Women, Peace and Security, shows how women at various levels of Pakistani society can advance the cause for a more robust strategy on P/CVE.

Voices of Women from Gaza

The Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling (WCLAC), a Palestinian non-governmental organization and ICAN partner, has been documenting the terror as experienced by women in Gaza over the past few days. Here is a link to the story of one mother who described...

Women & Religious Extremism in the MENA/Asia Region

Religious extremism is spreading throughout the Middle East and Muslim majority contexts, with profound consequences for social, regional, and global security. The response by many countries has been primarily militarized. There has been far less emphasis on the root...