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Handbook_Gender_Mainstreaming_Project. DoC-Prohibiting-sexual-violence-and-gender-discrimination.pdf. Gender-Mainstreaming-Tool-Oxfam.pdf. RBM-LOGIC_MODEL-Def.pdf. Research_ProposalDevelopmentProcess-TheConceptPaper.pdf. Research_ProposalDevelopmentProcess-TheConceptPaper.pdf. Write-Concept-Paper.pdf. The Issue | No Women No Peace. Women's Rights in Afghanistan The campaign is currently highlighting women's rights in Afghanistan.

When the UK and USA entered Afghanistan in 2001, they promised to improve the lives of Afghan women. In the past ten years, some progress has been made, especially in the areas of education, the right to work and increased freedom of movement outside the home. However, women still continue to suffer discrimination and violence in Afghanistan. At this crucial time for women in Afghanistan, talks, meetings and negotiations that will decide the future of their county are taking place. Women who are active in public life, including parliamentarians, provincial councillors and women active in NGOs, face attacks and threats from the Taliban and other armed groups. More on women's rights in Afghanistan can be found here. Women - an untapped resource Women have the right to shape peace and to contribute to rebuilding their societies.

Why must women be included? Issues faced by women in conflict. Women’s Voices and the Colombian Peace Process: We Must Sweep away the Culture of War - Latin America Working Group. Three Colombian women— Olga Amparo Sánchez (Casa de la Mujer), Magda Alberto (Mujeres por la Paz), and Danny Ramírez (Conferencia Nacional de Organizaciones Afro-colombianas)—recently talked about the inclusion of women in the peace talks in Havana.

At an event sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Latin America Working Group Education Fund, and the Colombia Human Rights Committee, the panelists also discussed the contributions women can make to help with the country’s healing process. Olga: Women have always played an important role in the search for peace. Even though women were not always present at the negotiating table and while their contributions are not always seen or recognized, it’s important to acknowledge them.

On the government’s side, women have played a big role in the peace process, especially when it comes to the debate on justice and even in drafting of the preliminary agreements. I now want to talk about the culture of peace in Colombia. Colombian Peace Talks on the Horizon | Global Peacebuilding Center | United States Institute of Peace. Tonight Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed the rumors that crested and then exploded after former President Alvaro Uribe tweeted that President Santos had authorized secret peace talks in Havana between government authorities and the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC), Colombia’s largest guerrilla group.

In reality, the rumors had been bubbling beneath the surface for months, and in recent weeks, peace talks had emerged as a recurring theme on the editorial pages. When Telesur, RCN Radio, and Reuters broke the story earlier today that the Colombian government and the FARC had signed an agreement in Havana to open peace talks in Oslo, it seemed to force Santos’s hand. In a parallel development, this morning Reuters released a video interview with Nicolás Rodríguez (aka “Gabino,”), the head of the ELN, Colombia’s second largest guerrilla organization.

Gabino reiterated the ELN’s interest in pursuing talks with the Santos government as well. —By Virginia M. María Ovidia Pelechor: “No hablen de paz cuando ni siquiera están escuchando lo que quieren las mujeres” | No habrá paz sin las mujeres Colombia. Entrevista y texto: Patricia Simón Vídeo: Alex Zapico (Popayán, Departamento del Cauca) aría Ovidia no necesita revestir sus palabras de un tono tajante ni altisonante para atrapar con su discurso. Ni siquiera mover las manos ni los brazos, abrigados bajo el poncho de lana tejido en su pueblo andino yanacona. Tampoco necesita subrayar las dudas, el dolor ni las esperanzas con movimientos de cejas o silencios prolongados. María Ovidia se verbaliza a ella, como si su propia historia reuniera la de los pueblos originarios colombianos, con voz bajita y pausadamente. “¿Qué va a suceder con las víctimas?

María Ovidia Pelechor es un reconocida lideresa integrante del Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca (CRIC), una organización surgida en 1971 para proteger la supervivencia de los pueblos indígenas de esta región de Colombia, la de mayor porcentaje de población originaria, casi el 20% del 1.200.000 caucanos. El Cauca, una de las regiones con mayor concentración de la tierra. Cooperación Asturiana - Cooperacion asturiana 2.0. Diez puntos clave del proceso, Política. 1. ¿Cuáles son los cinco puntos que se van a negociar? Con cinco puntos de contenido y uno de procedimiento, la agenda es reducida y focalizada. En La Habana no estarán en cuestión, como ocurrió en El Caguán, temas como el modelo de Estado o de economía.

A) Desarrollo agrario. B) Participación política. Una prueba ácida del proceso es la Marcha Patriótica, un movimiento de obvia raigambre en zonas de influencia histórica de las FARC y que aglutina a otros grupos de izquierda. C) Fin del conflicto. Una de las críticas que se le hacen a la agenda es que habla de "dejación de armas", no de entrega de las mismas. D) Drogas ilícitas. E) Víctimas. 2. Encabeza la delegación de las FARC Iván Márquez, de quien se ha dicho que es escéptico frente al proceso; completan los plenipotenciarios Marco León Calarcá, de la Comisión Internacional; Andrés París, exnegociador en El Caguán, y Ricardo Granda, también en labores internacionales. 3. 4. 5. Al final, se discutirá cómo instrumentar los acuerdos. 6. Accord25_LegitimacyWomenHavana.pdf. UN Women applauds appointment of women to Colombia's peace negotiating team.

For immediate release Date: 27 November 2013 Yesterday, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia announced the appointment of two women to sit at the peace table in Havana, where the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are meeting to put an end to 50 years of conflict. We applaud this deliberate effort by President Santos to bring greater gender balance to his negotiating team to bring peace to Colombia. It is a welcome step that stands in contrast with the absence of women in the vast majority of peace talks and responds to years of tireless advocacy and mobilization by Colombian women’s organizations. Thirteen years ago, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was adopted, recognizing the vitally effective role of women in peace talks and post-conflict recovery around the world.

Since then, the resolution’s call for greater women’s representation has been repeatedly echoed and repeatedly ignored. Thomson Reuters Foundation | News, Information and Connections for Action. By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (AlertNet) - A decade after the last attempt to end Latin America's longest-running insurgency failed, the Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are to sit down at the negotiating table in the Norwegian capital Oslo later this month.

They will begin to thrash out thorny issues such as victims’ rights, land ownership and cocaine production, in the hope of ending Colombia’s nearly 50-year-old war. But there is a notable omission. There are no women on the government’s chief negotiating team. And, although the leftist FARC rebels did have one woman taking part in exploratory peace talks, the group’s chief negotiators meeting in Oslo and then later in Havana, are also set to be an all-male affair. It’s a missed opportunity and mistake, say analysts. Over the decades, sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war in Colombia’s conflict. “Women are indispensable in peace talks. The Pan-American Post: Colombia Names Women to Negotiating Team as Peace Talks Shift to Drugs. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has appointed two new female members to the government’s official negotiating team with FARC rebels in Havana, a move which some say could ensure that the talks take more gender-related aspects of the armed conflict into account.

The two parties resumed negotiations Thursday on yet another tricky issue on the agenda, illicit crop cultivation and drug trafficking. One of the appointments, that of Nigeria Renteria, was first reported on November 23, when members of the administration told the press that she would replace Luis Carlos Villegas, who was moving on to serve as the new Colombian ambassador to the United States. Renteria’s appointment received quite a bit of praise. She is an Afro-Colombian woman from the department of Choco, and until now has been the head of a presidential advisory committee for women’s equity (see profiles of her by Reuters and El Espectador). News Briefs. Women’s Voices and the Colombian Peace Process: We Must Sweep away the Culture of War - Latin America Working Group. UNIFEM_handout_Women_in_peace_processes_Brief_April_20_2009.pdf. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Facts. From_the_ground_up_-_full_report.pdf. HiCN-WP-131. Results-Based Management Tools at CIDA: A How-to Guide - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)

Instructions for the use of CIDA's three main results-based management working tools: the logic model, performance measurement framework, and risk register Introduction What is results-based management (RBM)? Results-based management (RBM) is a life-cycle approach to management that integrates strategy, people, resources, processes, and measurements to improve decision making, transparency, and accountability. The approach focuses on achieving outcomes, implementing performance measurement, learning, and adapting, as well as reporting performance. RBM is: Why results-based management? Historically, government departments—and implementing organizations (IOs)—focused their attention on inputs (what they spent), activities (what they did), and outputs (what they produced).

Modern management requires that we look beyond activities and outputs to focus on actual results: the changes created, and contributed to, by our programming. How is results-based management used at CIDA? The logic model A. B. ¡Colombianos por la PAZ! - Red Nacional Colombianos por la paz. Nobel Women's Initiatives. Men’s Role in Women’s Rise to Power in Conflict-Resolution Processes - Women’s role in peace building and conflict resolutions has had an enormous impact worldwide with global initiatives such as the United Nations’s 1325 resolution, numerous conferences and fruition of associations such as Women for Women International, Code Pink and Femmes Africa Solidarite.

But among this rise of women’s voices, have men been silenced? Have they become inherently unqualified to speak as advocates for women’s rights? If so, how could we overcome this ironic paradox? An uncomfortable truth: the gender turf war at UN CSW “It’s the paradox of the global women’s movement: we disapprovingly wonder aloud where all the men are when we convene to discuss so-called “women’s” issues […] but then we bristle when the boys show up and want a turn at the microphone.”[1] In her article, Lyric Thompson draws on the issue of excluding men from conflict resolution and peace building. The value of education Voicing the men Video, A Call to Men Conclusion See also References.

From the ground up - women's role in local peacebuilding in Afghanistan, Liberia, Nepal, Pakistan and Sierra Leone. GSDRC. The Role of Women in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Author: Damilola Agbajobi Date: 2010 Size: 306 pages (1.7MB) Access full text: available online This paper argues that paying special attention to the different experiences of women and men is critical in designing successful conflict management and peacebuilding programmes. It examines the role women play and the obstacles they continue to face in post-conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Conflicts often force women to organise themselves to safeguard basic necessities and to carry out activities related to, for example, education and healthcare.

These activities have a role to play in ensuring lasting peace and governments must ensure women are included in key peace negotiations at all levels. There are obvious reasons why women are important to the peacebuilding process. However, efforts to foreground the perspectives of women in peace processes and to prevent gender-based violence have met with limited success.

Wgll backgroundpaper Gender peacebuilding. Gender and Peacebuilding | Global Peacebuilding Center | United States Institute of Peace. By Kathleen Kuehnast Is carrying a gun the only way for women to get a place at the peace table? This may be a provocative question, but most negotiations are dominated by men, many of whom were once active combatants. What about a peace negotiating table set for those who are going to build the peace, including women? Amid 39 active conflicts over the last 10 years, few women have actually been present at peace negotiations. And out of some 585 peace treaties drafted over the last two decades, only 16 percent contain specific references to women. If women are critical to building the peace after conflict, then why not have women setting the conditions at the negotiating table? The absence of women from formal peace negotiations is all the more astonishing given the fact that women are increasingly parties to conflicts.

In Sudan, for example, women and girls played active roles on the front lines of the two north-south civil wars, both as combatants and peace activists. Educator Resources. The Role of Women in Peacebuilding and Reconstruction: Lessons from Rwanda, East Timor, and Afghanistan. [Note: A transcript of this meeting is unavailable. The discussion is summarized below.] This discussion was on-the-record. The following summary incorporates the perspectives and recommendations of Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director at UNIFEM and Ambassador Donald Steinberg, Principal Deputy Director of Policy Planning for the Department of State. The transcript of Ambassador Steinberg’s remarks is available at the following website: 1. What We Know: United Nations Resolution 1325 and UNIFEM report: UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which passed unanimously in October 2000, acknowledged that civilians, particularly women and children account for the vast majority of those adversely afflicted by armed conflict.

Resolution 1325 recommended mainstreaming a gender perspective into peacekeeping operations. Case Studies: Rwanda, Afghanistan and East Timor 2. 3. The UNIFEM report lists 22 recommendations for action, but would prioritize the following: Peacebuilding and gender / women. “For generations, women have served as peace educators, both in their families and in their societies. They have proved instrumental in building bridges rather than walls” Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan The participation of women is critical to the success of any peacebuilding process – if half the population is excluded or faces discrimination, peace will be impossible to achieve (pdf). Women peacebuilders bring different perspectives and priorities to men, and their role in re-establishing the social fabric in the aftermath of conflict is vital. The role of women in peacebuilding is recognised in many international agreements and resolutions, and the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, was public recognition for the impact of women peacebuilders.

Women can play a different role in peacebuilding since the impact of armed conflict upon both men and women differs greatly.