Tag Archive | Gender

Who Will Be Ethiopia’s First Woman Ambassador to the United States?

By the Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia has had a strong diplomatic presence in Washington, D.C. since 1945, interrupted only from 1977-1992 when the U.S. and Ethiopia cut formal diplomatic relations. Since 1992, with the emergence of the EPRDF-led government, the Ethiopian embassy has had four ambassadors: Berhane Gebre-Christos, Kassahun Ayele, Samuel Assefa and Girma Birru. […]

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The Political and Civic Engagement of Somali Women

From The Heritage Institute Background International and regional efforts to increase the effective participation of women in peace building and in the reconstruction and development of societies have gained momentum in the past two decades. In 2000, United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 formally addressed the need to change women’s continued exclusion from participation […]

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In Rwanda, female ex-combatants face reintegration challenge

At Mutobo camp, former fighters spend three months being rehabiliated after returning from the DRC February 25, 2016 5:00AM ET by Katya Cengel Since 2002, more than 30,000 foreign ex-combatants operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been repatriated, the majority of them to Rwanda, where they spend three months at Mutobo Demobilization Camp. After […]

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Beyond rhetoric: the role of women in sustainable peacebuilding

From The Institute for Security Studies A high-level review of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1325, expected to be released in October this year, provides an opportunity for policymakers to move beyond the rhetoric of gender mainstreaming and start putting words into practice. Resolution 1325 underlines the need for gender-sensitive approaches to peace and […]

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From Somalia’s Heritage Institute for Policy Studies: The Political and Civic Engagement of Somali Women

Heritage Institute for Policy Studies Policy Brief 11 04 | 2015 Key Messages Somali women are often portrayed as victims of mutilation, sexual exploitation, famine and war. While these injustices must not be ignored, it is important to highlight that they are not passive bystanders, and history is replete with stories of extraordinary Somali women. […]

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