Women Peacemakers Program Cross the Lines Issue 67 June-July 2013

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Women Peacemakers Program Cross the Lines Issue 67 June-July 2013

  1. 1. Cross the Lines Issue 67 – June/July 2013 Table of Content: Voice from the field: May 24 celebration in South Korea Voice from the field: WPP launch May 24 publication - Impressions of the Public Event Calls 1. Call for Action: End the Korean War – Women Making Peace, South Korea 2. Call for Communications: Allegations of human rights violations affecting the status of women 3. Call for Applications: Conference – Peace Through Law: The Development of an Ideal 4. Call for Support: Include women in Syria’s peace process 5. Call for Participation: Survey Understanding How Researchers Analyze Human Rights Violation Data 6. Call for Proposals: Conference - Historical Justice and Memory: Questions of Rights and Accountability in Contemporary Society 7. Call for Applications: Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Resources 1. New Women, Peace and Security Resolution 2106 2. Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice eLetter June 2013: Legal eye on ICC 3. CWGL 16 Days of Activism Theme Announcement 4. Leading UN Women: Perspectives from Candidates for the Position of Executive Director 5. Feminist Reflections: UN’s High Level Panel Report on Post-2015 Development Agenda 6. Ezabir Ali: A woman peacemaker in Kashmir 7. Feminist Visions of Structural Transformations For Achieving Women's Human Rights & Gender Equality In Post-2015 Development Agenda 8. Nobel Laureates call on G8 to address root causes of violence 9. New VIDC publication: Men as Perpetrators and Victims of Armed Conflicts 10. Accord Insight: Women building peace Job openings 1. Online Communications Associate – AWID – Canada (flexible) 2. Executive Director – Nonviolent Peaceforce – Brussels 3. Social Media Coordinator – Global Fund for Women – USA 4. Program Officer – Karama – Cairo Find us on Facebook and Twitter Women Peacemakers Program _WPP_ wppinaction.wordpress.com
  2. 2. Voice from the field: May 24 celebration in South Korea Report on the public event to celebrate International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament in South Korea – by Gyunglan Jung and Minjung Choi In South Korea, Women Making Peace has celebrated International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament through seminars; statement issuance for peace and against war; peace vigils; and sending milk powder to North Korean children individually or with other groups. This year, the 1325 Network, together with Women Making Peace, organized a public event at the National Human Rights Commission of Korea on May 22. The Korean Foundation for Women sponsored the event. The title of the event was “UNSCR 1325 and Korean Women”. Currently, the South Korean government is developing a National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (NAP 1325). Since January this year, the 1325 Network has been actively engaged in this process. It consists of 43 CSOs, including Women Making Peace, Korean Women’s Associations United, Korea YWCA, and Korea Women's Hot Line. The network urged the South Korean government to organize a consultative body among the South Korean government, civil society organizations and academics in order to jointly develop the NAP. Currently the government considers organizing a UNSCR 1325 working group as a consultative body. South Korea is a UN Security Council non-permanent member; one of the executive board members of UN Women; the 10th highest donor country to UN PKO budgets; an OECD- Development Assistance Committee (DAC) member and a member of Friends of 1325. A South Korean NAP on UNSCR 1325 will hence be very influential nationally and internationally, as it will have great effects on women in South and North Korea, troop dispatching countries and developing countries that South Korea assists. The objectives of the May 24 public event focused on identifying the meaning of a South Korean NAP in the context of a divided Korea; exploring the directions of the South Korean women’s activities to implement UNSCR 1325 by reviewing NAPs of other countries; and making suggestions for women’s participation in the process of developing the NAP. At the public event, Mr. Luis Teodoro Cruz, the Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines, gave congratulatory remarks and Ms. Sanghee Kim, chairwoman of the Committee on Gender Equality and Family of the National Assembly, sent a congratulatory message to the conference. Ambassador Luis Cruz underlined that the Philippines was the first country to adopt a National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 in Asia. “The Philippine Action Plan calls for a close collaboration between government institutions and civil society groups to fully comply with the government’s commitment to increase participation in peace processes and address sexual violence against women in armed conflict situations.” He also expressed his support for the South Korean women’s endeavor to come up with a NAP. Congresswoman Sanghee Kim pointed out that the South Korean National Assembly passed a resolution in February 2012, urging the South Korean government to adopt a NAP 1325. In December 2012, the South Korean government adopted the 4th Basic Plan on Women’s Policy, which included the development of a NAP as one of the tasks. She asked women to actively work for reducing tensions on the Korean peninsula and divert a confrontation between North and South Korea. At the presentation, Ms. Hyunsook Lee, Executive Director of Women's Forum for Peace and Diplomacy, and Gyunglan Jung, co-representative of Women Making Peace, gave presentations to the public. Ms. Hyunsook Lee gave a presentation on “Overcoming Division of the Korean Peninsula and National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325”. She pointed out that the South Korean context was not properly reflected in the draft NAP, underlining Korea’s divided situation and its experience with sexual violence during World War II. Women suffered seriously from various conflicts, mentioning war widows, Japanese
  3. 3. sexual slavery, women in sex industry near US military bases and so on. Overcoming the division of Korea is connected with addressing women’s problems. Women should recognize that women’s lives are affected by peace and security sectors. She also underlined that men’s views have been repeatedly used within conflict resolution efforts between North and South for 60 years, but have not been effective. The current insecurity in Korea is proof of the failure of a male centered diplomacy and security policy. Women should raise attention for this problem and work as peacemakers. Ms. Gyunglan Jung gave a presentation on “National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 and Women’s Participation”. She stressed the importance of women’s participation in the peace process. “Women’s participation in peace processes is a right of women, as they represent half of the population and will have positive influence on the parameters of politics, economy, security and socio-cultural reforms in a post conflict society.” She urged South Korean women to actively participate in the process of developing a South Korean NAP and suggested to develop a women’s vision on peace or a people’s vision on peace. She gave examples of women’s active participation in developing a NAP in the Philippines and the Netherlands. She made three suggestions on women’s participation in the process: broad networking, thematic approaches on peacekeeping, peace processes, sexual violence and humanitarian assistance, and governance structures based on UNSCR 1325. Four discussants gave comments on the presentations. Ms. Eunjoo Kim, Director of the Center for Korean Women & Politics, criticized the South Korean NAP draft for not reflecting the South Korean context and underlined that the process of developing and implementing a 1325 NAP should be a process to promote peace sensibility and women’s participation in peace making and human security. Mr. Daehoon Lee, member of the UN Advisory Group on Women, Peace and Security in the Asia and Pacific Region, emphasized that in developing the Nation Action Plan, there is a need to consult with all stakeholders and groups concerned and collect their opinions. In addition, equal and just international relations need to be considered for the compliance with all international human rights and international humanitarian laws for adopting an effective and participatory National Action Plan. Ms. Elli Kim, professor of the Ehwa Institute for Leadership Development, raised a question on how 1325 NAP will change women’s lives under the current security paradigm, which is not a peace paradigm. She commented on the importance of qualitative change in women’s lives through the development of a NAP. “Development of a NAP should draw not only on the increase of numbers of women in participation but also on the quality change of women’s lives.” Ms. Soonduk Woo, co-representative of the Alliance for the Human Rights of Gijichon Women, pointed out that the South Korean government constructed Gijichon (US military camp in the South Korea) for the US military in South Korea after the Korean War. She urged the NAP to include the South Korean government’s support to Gijichon Women. Participants came to the conclusion that women need to actively participate in the process of developing the NAP as peacemakers and to empower women’s capacity.
  4. 4. Voice from the field: WPP launch May 24 publication: Impressions Public Event To celebrate May 24 – International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament – the Women Peacemakers Program, in cooperation with Humanity House, organized the public event “Peace: Men & Women as Allies”. Over 15 activists, men and women from all over the world, shared their personal story on gender-sensitive active nonviolence from a masculinities perspective with a packed Humanity House. A speech contextualizing the work on masculinities from a feminist perspective and two panel discussions, the first focusing on men and women working as allies for gender- sensitive peacebuilding and the second highlighting the different regional contexts of working on masculinities and advancing women’s leadership within peacebuilding, informed the public on the theory and practices of the theme. Here are some quotes of the speakers: “No talking masculinities without feminisms” - Anand Pawar, India “As we interact as a man and woman in a respectful manner, I have seen a change in the community, as we are a role model for working together.” – Seconde Nyanzobe, Burundi “If we raise our children with violence and wean them with aggression, they will have no appetite for peace” – Alimou Diallo, Guinea “First we as women did not see the added value of working with men, but the transformation of the young men by the training of WPP convinced us.”- Netsai Mushonga, Zimbabwe The evening also marked the launch of the annual WPP May 24 Publication – “Men and Women working as Partners for Gender-Sensitive Active Nonviolence. Stories from the Field” - by Joost Andriessen, Director Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This year’s publication features the personal stories of men trained on gender-sensitive active nonviolence and reflections of pioneering women peacemakers on the stories of the men. “With UNSCR 1325 as the cornerstone for involving women in peace processes, the International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament becomes more acknowledged. I encourage WPP to carry on their work, because recognition of women’s leadership in peacebuilding has still a long way to go.” – Joost Andriessen, the Netherlands The WPP May 24 Publication 2013 can be retrieved here: http://www.womenpeacemakersprogram.org/May%20Pub%202013%20web.pdf
  5. 5. Calls 1. Call for Action: End the Korean War – Women Making Peace, South Korea 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement. We sincerely want to replace the armistice agreement with a peace treaty. Women Making Peace is a member of The Global Preparatory Committee for the Global Campaign to End the Korean War and to Sign a Peace Treaty. Join the Global Campaign to end the Korean War and to sign a peace treaty. You can sign the peace declaration or post photos to support the global campaign at the webpage with the Call for Action. If you hold an action to support our campaign, please write about your plan at the webpage. To sign the declaration, visit http://2013endthekoreanwar.tumblr.com/declaration 2. Call for Communications: Allegations of human rights violations affecting the status of women Individuals, non-governmental organizations, groups and networks are invited to submit written communications—including, but not limited to, complaints, appeals and petitions— to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with information on alleged injustices and human rights violations against women in any country. Examples of claims include arbitrary arrests of women, domestic violence, unfair employment practices and discrimination against women under immigration and nationality laws. The communications procedure aims to identify emerging trends on injustices and discriminatory practices against women for policy formulation purposes. UN Women’s Human Rights section will collect and compile the claims as well as replies on the communications from Governments concerned into a confidential report. Following that, a Working Group of the Commission, composed of representatives from all five regions, will identify trends and patterns of injustice and discriminatory practices against women. The Working Group will present their findings in a confidential report to CSW at its annual session (CSW58) in March 2014 for review. The deadline to submit such communications is 1 August 2013. For more information, visit: http://www.unwomen.org/csw/communications-procedure 3. Call for Applications: Conference – Peace Through Law: The Development of an Ideal Dates: 25 – 27 August 2013 Location: Park Hotel, The Hague, the Netherlands On the eve of the centenary of the Peace Palace (August 28, 2013), this historic conference offers (under)graduate students and early professionals/academics studying or working in the field of international law an opportunity to both present and discuss ideas and to participate in the Peace Palace Centenary in an educationally enriching way, marking it as a teachable moment. The conference hosts many interesting keynote speakers, including 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Leymah Gbowee! WPP will facilitate a two-hour session on introducing Gender- Sensitive Active Nonviolence.
  6. 6. Deadline registration: 15 July 2013 For more information, please visit: http://www.iccsn.com/peacethroughlaw/Venue/index.html 4. Call for Support: Include women in Syria’s peace process At the end of the Nobel Women’s Initiative conference, Moving Beyond Militarism & War: Women-driven Solutions for a Nonviolent World, participants endorsed a statement calling on a resolution to the conflict in Syria and inclusion of women in the peace process. Read the statement here: “Inclusion of Women in Peace and Reconciliation Process in Syria May 30, 2013 As women’s rights and peace activists, we welcome the announcement of renewal of the Geneva Process to bring about a resolution to the war in Syria. We add our voices to the multitudes of war-affected people worldwide who understand that there can be no legitimate or sustainable peace process unless women who advocate for women’s rights and peace are at the table. Syrian women of all ages and ethnicities have been, and continue to be, consistent in demanding and promoting peace and reconciliation, even in the midst of the fighting. They have a right to make those demands to the warring factions in Syria. The international commitments ensuring women’s right to participation are clear, from the UN Security Council’s Women Peace and Security agenda contained in resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, and 1889, the UN General Assembly Resolution GA/65/283 (2011) and in the recent G8’s Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict. The implementation of these commitments is an obligation that must be upheld by the international community. Accordingly, we call for: • Ensuring the participation, including funding, and leadership of women who promote a women’s rights and peace agenda in all negotiations • Securing a context for negotiation by halting all arms transfers to the government and all factions in the conflict • Supporting a ceasefire” To sign the petition, visit: http://nobelwomensinitiative.org/2013/05/include-women-in- syrias-peace-process/?ref=196 5. Call for Participation: Survey Understanding How Researchers Analyze Human Rights Violation Data If you conduct research that involves analyzing human rights violation data, you are being invited to participate in a survey for understanding the data used in human rights violation research and the researchers’ data analysis practices. The findings will help elicit design requirements of a software program that aims at facilitating analysis process of human rights violation data. To access the survey, visit: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/humanrightsresearch/the-human-rights-research-project- survey/
  7. 7. 6. Call for Proposals: Conference - Historical Justice and Memory: Questions of Rights and Accountability in Contemporary Society Date: 5-7 December 2013 Location: Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, New York AHDA’s (The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability) Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network, at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, will hold its second annual conference in New York City, December 5-7, 2013. Historical dialogue and accountability is a growing field of advocacy and scholarship that encompasses the efforts in conflict, post-conflict, and post-dictatorial societies to come to terms with their pasts. In contesting nationalist myths and identities, in examining official historical narratives, and opening them to competing narratives about past violence, historical dialogue seeks to provide analysis of past violence grounded in empirical research; acknowledge the victims of past violence and human rights abuses; challenge and deconstruct national, religious, or ethnic memories of heroism and/or victimhood; foster shared work between interlocutors of two or more sides of a conflict; identify and monitor how history is misused to divide society and perpetuate conflict; enhance public discussion about the past. This conference seeks to consider questions relating to these topics, with primary consideration given to the following themes: sharing sacred spaces; perpetrators as victims; and historical dialogue as part of conflict resolution. Please e-mail a 300-500 word abstract and a 2-3 sentence bio as well as contact information to ahda@columbia.edu no later than September 5, 2013. The abstract and bio should be sent as a single e-mail attachment. Applications for panels or roundtables are also welcome. Partial funding may be available for participants. To read more information, visit: http://hrcolumbia.org/ahda/conference/cfp 7. Call for Applications: Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders (Cross-posted PCDN) Are you a peacebuilder? Do you need some support to help you grow your impact and your organisation? If you meet our entry criteria, you can now apply to win our new competition ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’. Peace Direct believes that in every conflict there are local organisations doing remarkable work to prevent violence and build peace. And we should know – since 2004 we have sent over £2 million in funding to dozens of peacebuilding groups across Africa, Asia and Latin America, and we’ve mapped and profiled 700 more on our website Insight on Conflict. Now, we are launching ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’, a new competition to find the best emerging peacebuilding organisations. Four winning entries will be selected by our expert peacebuilding jury. Each winning entry will receive: § $4,000 funding for peacebuilding activities § The opportunity to attend a Peace Direct peacebuilder conference or visit another peacebuilding organisation § Promotion of their work online. In the longer term, Peace Direct will use this competition as part of our processes to find partner organisations that we can further fund and help to scale up their work. The winners will be announced on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2013. Deadline for applications is August 9, 2013. For more information, visit: www.insightonconflict.org/tomorrows-peacebuilders
  8. 8. Resources 1. New Women, Peace and Security Resolution 2106 On the 24th of June, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a new Resolution, 2106 to strengthen efforts to end impunity for conflict-related sexual violence. The Resolution 2106 emphasises more consistent and rigorous investigation and prosecution of sexual violence crimes as a central aspect of deterrence, and ultimately prevention. Speaking during the Security Council thematic open debate on “Addressing Impunity: Effective Justice for Crimes of Sexual Violence in conflict”, Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, stated “Those who hold power and influence have a special duty to step forward and be part of a global coalition of champions determined to break this evil. Sexual violence, whenever and wherever it occurs, is a vile crime. It must be exposed and met with the anger and action that it deserves.” The new Resolution sends out a clear message to the international community, that sexual violence in conflict will not be tolerated. Resolution 2106 calls on Member States to continue the fight against impunity and recognises the importance of including women in all aspects of mediation and peacebuilding. The Resolution also calls for further deployment of Women Protection Advisors (WPA) and recognises the distinct role of Gender Advisors. (Source: worldywca.org) To read the resolution, visit http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/RES/2106(2013) 2. Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice eLetter June 2013: Legal eye on ICC In the Legal Eye you will find summaries and gender analysis of judicial decisions and other legal developments at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and discussion of legal issues arising from victims' participation before the Court, particularly as these issues relate to the prosecution of gender-based crimes in each of the Situations under investigation by the ICC. The Court currently has eight situations under investigation: Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Darfur (Sudan), the Central African Republic (CAR), Kenya, Libya, Côte d'Ivoire and Mali. This edition of the eLetter focuses on the developments at the ICC regarding Kenya. To read more, please visit: http://www.iccwomen.org/news/docs/WI-LegalEye6-13- FULL/LegalEye6-13.html 3. CWGL 16 Days of Activism Theme Announcement “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!” The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign continues the theme of “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!” in 2013. After an open call for input, feedback was received from the 16 Days network of participant activists and organizations working on human rights, gender-based violence, and social justice issues worldwide. The 2013 16 Days Campaign advocates for awareness and action on the multi-faceted intersections of gender-based violence and militarism, while highlighting the connection between the struggle for economic and social rights and ending gender-based violence. The theme focuses on militarism as a creation and normalization of a culture of fear that is
  9. 9. supported by the use or threat of violence, aggression, as well as military intervention in response to political and social disputes or to enforce economic and political interests. To read more, please visit: http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/2013-campaign/theme- announcement 4. Leading UN Women: Perspectives from Candidates for the Position of Executive Director On 15 March 2013, following the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Michelle Bachelet, the first head of UN Women, stepped down as Executive Director (ED) of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality, creating a vacancy for this high level position. Feminists and women’s rights organizations and movements played a crucial role in the creation of UN Women, and have a strong interest in its future, so it is important that women’s rights advocates are informed about the vision and ideas of the different candidates to lead UN Women. AWID hopes that by sharing the views of three of the candidates for this key position at the UN, it contributes to making the process more transparent and to ensure that feminist and women’s rights organizations and movements and other interested parties, are sufficiently informed to send letters of support for their preferred candidate to the UN Secretary General. To read more, please visit: http://www.awid.org/eng/News-Analysis/Special-Focus-UN- Women-Executive-Director 5. Feminist Reflections: UN’s High Level Panel Report on Post-2015 Development Agenda On 30th May 2013, the High Level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda launched its report. A New Global Partnership: Eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development sets out 12 illustrative goals and 52 targets aimed at “ending poverty in all its forms”, ensuring “that no person – regardless of ethnicity, gender, geography, disability, race or other status - is denied universal human rights and basic economic opportunities”, and ending “hunger and ensur[ing] a basic standard of wellbeing” A consortium of leading women’s organizations wrote an extensive critique on the report from a feminist perspective. WPP has endorsed the feminist critique, calling attention to a human rights approach instead of a neo-liberal agenda. To read the paper, please visit: http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/component/docman/doc_download/600-hlprptwcreview- 61813pdf 6. Ezabir Ali: A woman peacemaker in Kashmir Ezabir Ali, a woman peacemaker who participated in WPP’s Gender and Interfaith Peacebuilding Consultation in 2010, has written about her experiences as a peacemaker in the Kashmir region for Conciliation Resources. In the three articles (links below) you can read more about her work with women on dialogue and mediation in the region, a learning exchange on peacebuilding in Cambodia and a dialogue between Pakistani and Indian organisations. To read the full articles, please visit: http://www.c-r.org/partner-feature/womens-initiative-jammu-kashmir-ezabir-ali
  10. 10. http://www.c-r.org/comment/believing-dream-peace-cambodia-and-kashmir http://www.c-r.org/sites/c-r.org/files/Kashmir_Commonwealth_Exchange.pdf 7. Operation 1325 to launch new tool for NAPs What does a good NAP on UNSCR 1325 look like and how does the process of developing a NAP become inclusive and transparent? When engaging in the NAP process these are questions that need answering. That is why Operation 1325 is in the process of developing the NAP Navigator Tool to guide stakeholders in the process of developing a NAP by offering concrete examples and practical solutions for best practice. To read more, please visit:  http://operation1325.se/en/nyheter/operation-1325-to- launch-new-tool-for-naps 8. Nobel Laureates call on G8 to address root causes of violence The Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative issued a statement calling for G8 leaders to redirect military spending for social services to tackle the root causes of violence. The statement was issued at the end of the Nobel Women’s Initiative biennial conference Moving Beyond Militarism and War: Women-driven Solutions for a Nonviolent World held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Discussions included increasing insecurity for women and how political leaders can take action. The Summit was held in Northern Ireland on June 17-18. “Redirect the investment to education, training and social services that will improve livelihoods and address the root causes of violence. We also call upon governments to prioritize support and protection for grassroots groups that use nonviolent means to end conflict and war, and address the negative impacts of militarization—including sexual violence against women,” the Laureates said in the statement. To read the full statement, visit: http://nobelwomensinitiative.org/2013/05/nobel-laureates-call-on-g8-to-address-root- causes-of-violence/?ref=196 9. New VIDC publication: Men as Perpetrators and Victims of Armed Conflicts VIDC launched a new publication: “Men as Perpetrators and Victims of Armed Conflicts. Innovative Projects Aimed at Overcoming Male Violence”, written by Rita Schäfer. This study focuses on innovative approaches from Africa and other continents and outlines the formation of the male identity before and after wars, thereby also touching on the Victims of Armed Conflicts problem of child soldiers. On the basis of country studies, projects and programs will be presented that have contributed to changes in behavior and attitudes among boys, adolescents and men. The many concrete examples draw on experiences at local, national and international level, as well as on theme-related studies from various organizations of the United Nations and numerous non-governmental organizations. Lastly, the study provides lessons learned of successful approaches and specific recommendations for the Austrian Development Cooperation. The study was written by Rita Schäfer in 2011, published in 2012 and translated from German into English in March 2013.
  11. 11. To read the publication, visit: http://www.vidc.org/fileadmin/Bibliothek/DP/Nadja/VIDC_Schaefer_E_Leseversion.pdf 10.Accord Insight: Women building peace Global policy highlights the importance of women’s participation in peace processes and peacebuilding. Yet the impact of international commitments is not felt on the ground. Most peace agreements do not address the specific concerns of women. And women are still excluded from political processes. This first Accord Insight presents nine articles drawn from previous editions of Accord that examine the roles women have played in addressing violence and building peace. The case studies cover a period from 1998 to 2010 and contexts as far apart as Bougainville and Sierra Leone, Aceh and Northern Ireland. They document women’s first hand peacebuilding practice: the challenges they faced, the opportunities they created and the lessons they have drawn from their experiences. The articles depict women in different contexts taking varying approaches to peacebuilding. They demonstrate women peace activists’ resilience and innovation to influence those set on violence, to mediate and promote reconciliation, and women’s capacity to mobilise and organise for peace despite exclusion from official negotiations. To read the publication, visit: http://www.c-r.org/resources/accord-insight-women- building-peace Job openings 1. Online Communications Associate – AWID – Canada (flexible) Deadline: July 14, 2013 The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international feminist organization working to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women's rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally. Since its inception, AWID has consistently provided accessible, high-quality and diverse information on women’s rights and gender and development issues. We believe that providing information is fundamental to building understanding of the trends affecting women’s rights, setting agendas and amplifying the voices, perspectives and diverse forms of organizing of women from around the world. The Women Rights Information team produces and sources a wide range of information products in English, Spanish and French – from news, interviews and analysis to job announcements, new resources, events and urgent appeals – and disseminates them through the AWID website, social media and e-newsletters. For more information, please visit: http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Online-Communications-Associate 2. Executive Director – Nonviolent Peaceforce – Brussels (cross-posted PCDN) Deadline: July 31, 2013 Nonviolent Peaceforce is looking for an experienced, dynamic and strategic executive to lead Nonviolent Peaceforce into its second decade, guiding growth and development that will facilitate the significant transition from an emerging to a medium-sized international non-governmental organization.
  12. 12. You know that the innovative, cutting-edge protection and peacekeeping programming of NP must be supported by a solid organizational foundation. You push for results and are committed to excellence. You are forward thinking and as a leader you are able to identify strategic goals, recognize and seize opportunities while anticipating potential problems. You are able to communicate a clear and inspiring strategic direction. You have the skills to move from strategy to implementation and are able to apply the most effective management practices to achieve NP’s goals and objectives. You are able to balance available resources against competing operational demands, in relation to both short- and long-term requirements. You lead by example, developing a collaborative environment for working together to achieve goals and objectives, and facilitate the highest quality of work performance from others. You are able to recognize talent and delegate full authority and responsibility to appropriate levels. For more information, visit: http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/participate/work- np/employment-opportunities/executive-director 3. Social Media Coordinator – Global Fund for Women – USA (cross-posted AWID) Deadline: Open until filled The Social Media Coordinator is full time position working within the Communications Team to maintain and implement the strategy and evaluation of Global Fund social media presence, update Global Fund social media accounts with relevant and timely posts and create engagement campaigns that speak to Global Fund programmatic, communications, and fundraising goals. Organizational Relationships Internal: The Social Media Coordinator reports to the VP of Communications, works closely with the Director of Online Communications and the Communications Team. The Coordinator also has collaborative relationships with the Programs and Development teams. External: The Social Media Coordinator primarily represents the Global Fund for Women to the public via social media. The Coordinator may also present Global Fund strategy and thought leadership at conferences and convening. For more information, visit: https://recruit.zoho.com/ats/EmbedIndResult.hr?jodigest=Sj5A*invCnai7EuUG4*usGITXTEiE iZ7Bwf2AAauhBHu1CahFpHGjwrUWJLJywjN&bgrndcolor=#E7DED0&font=Arial&headercolor= #000000&embedsource=Embed 4. Program Officer – Karama – Cairo (cross-posted AWID) Deadline: Unknown Karama seeks a Program Officer full-time at its Egypt Office to join our teamwork supporting NGO partners’ implementation of national campaigns and action plans, holding regional consultations and trainings, and facilitating advocacy at the international level using UN conventions and mechanisms. The main arenas of Karama’s partnerships and initiatives address violence against women, women’s political participation, women peace and security, constitutional reform for gender equality, and reform of laws discriminatory to women. Email both Avni Shah at avni@el-karama.org and Mayada Morsy at mayada@el-karama.org with your resume, cover letter and references. Please include where you learned about the position as well as your salary history. Please visit www.el-karama.org for more information about current and past campaigns.
  13. 13. For more information, visit: http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the- World/Program-Officer Find us on Facebook and Twitter The WPP is on Facebook too! Like us and stay updated on news and resources related to women, gender, peace, conflict resolution and gender-sensitive active nonviolence. We recently started our own Facebook page, so if you have liked the IFOR Women Peacemakers Program, please like our new page: WOMEN PEACEMAKERS PROGRAM. To like our page, go to: www.facebook.com/pages/Women-Peacemakers-Program Follow us on Twitter too! www.twitter.com/_WPP_ Editor: Sophie Schellens If you no longer wish to receive Cross the Lines, please unsubscribe by sending an email to info@womenpeacemakersprogram.org Copyright © 2013 Women Peacemakers Program, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: Women Peacemakers Program Women Peacemakers Program Laan van Meerdervoort 70 _WPP_ 2517 AN Den Haag wppinaction.wordpress.com Netherlands www.womenpeacemakersprogram.org

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