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Event: Peace Unveiled in Afghanistan @USIP @vitalvoices #hwhtw

As part of USIP’s “Women and War” series, on October 5th USIP and Vital Voices are hosting a pre-screening and panel discussion of the new film, “Peace Unveiled.”

Women and War Series: Peace Unveiled in Afghanistan

Panel Discussion and Film

Hosted by Congressman Russ Carnahan, and co-hosted by the Office of Senator John Kerry and the Office of Senator Barbara Boxer, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Fork Films, the Institute for Inclusive Security, and Vital Voices, are pleased to collaborate on the pre-screening and panel discussion of the new film, “Peace Unveiled.” A discussion will follow with film producer Abigail E. Disney, film director Gini Reticker, and Michelle Barsa, Lead Advocate and Afghanistan Program Specialist at the Institute for Inclusive Security, and moderated by Kathleen Kuehnast, director of USIP’s Gender and Peacebuilding Center.

“Peace Unveiled” is the third episode of “WOMEN, WAR & PEACE,” a groundbreaking five-part PBS television series that explores women’s strategic role in conflict and peacebuilding. This documentary follows three Afghan women who have organized to protect women’s rights from being traded away in the reconciliation and reintegration process, as security operations begin to shift from ISAF to Afghan control.

Read more and register to attend: http://www.usip.org/events/women-and-war-series-peace-unveiled-in-afghanistan

October 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

#DTDW: Power Lunch

I’m such a conference geek – I’m glowing with delight over the amazing, enlightening lunch I just had with Ambassador Steve Steiner, conference panelist Kathleen Kuehnast of USIP, USAID human trafficking expert Katherine Blakeslee, and development maven Patty Marcus, just back from Iraq.

June 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

“Training Women Facilitators in Iraq”

The U.S. Institute of Peace continues its focus on women as peacebuilders with a new training program for Iraqi women:

“In the most conflict-ridden areas of Iraq, USIP’s Network of Iraqi Facilitators (NIF) has provided conflict management training, facilitated dialogue between conflicting groups, and solved local problems, contributing significantly to efforts to bring peace and stability to Iraq. As part of the Academy’s ongoing NIF training, senior program officer Maria Jessop, Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana (from USIP’s  Religion and Peacemaking Center), and Khitam Alkhaghani from the Baghdad Office traveled to Erbil in May to conduct an Advanced Dialogue Facilitation Workshop for 17 women of the NIF. The workshop’s goal was to strengthen their ability to facilitate dialogue on sensitive topics involving gender, sectarianism, and identity-based tensions between women in order to achieve greater unity and cooperation. USIP will continue supporting the NIF women as they convene dialogues of their own. ”

Read more about the Network of Iraqi Facilitators program: http://www.usip.org/node/4604

June 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm Leave a comment

“Climate Change Adaptation and Conflict in Nigeria”

This post from sister blog SHEenergy highlights a new publication from the U.S. Institute of Peace:

“A new Special Report from USIP examines the linkages between climate change, violence, and poverty in Nigeria… The report’s conclusions have particularly important implications for women, who, according to this article, constitute 70% of Nigeria’s poor.”

Read more: http://sheenergy.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/climate-change-adaptation-and-conflict-in-nigeria/

June 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

New Publication: “Women in Religious Peacebuilding”

A new publication from tbe United States Institute of Peace draws attention to women’s roles in religious efforts at building peace.  According to the authors, women tend to be marginalized in formal religious conventions, but this marginalization has “freed women from institutional constraints, and behind the scenes, they have worked creatively to build peace. In addition, pathbreaking women have attained some formal recognition in religious institutions and have used it to bolster peacebuilding work.”

A key finding: “Women involved in peacebuilding tend to gravitate to efforts that entail sustained interfaith and intrafaith relationship building, approaching peace work from a holistic perspective that highlights the community. Women’s abilities to reach across lines of difference in tense environments, lead nonviolent protests, and mobilize communities, as well as their engagement with the theological aspects of gender roles in peace, holds the promise to change discourse and preconceptions about how religious organizations can be involved in peacebuilding work.”

Read more: http://www.usip.org/publications/women-in-religious-peacebuilding

June 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

USIP Launches Gender and Peacebuilding Center of Innovation

“Among the areas of focus in 2011 for the new Center will be the continued support to the U.S. Government’s development of a Women, Security and Peace Implementation Plan to make actionable core elements of the U.N. Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, a landmark framework that addresses the inordinate impact of war on women, as well as women’s critical contribution to conflict resolution and sustainable peace. To provide general background about the resolution, the Center has developed a tutorial that includes relevant USIP public presentations and written documents on the women, security and peace agenda.”

Read more: http://www.usip.org/newsroom/news/united-states-institute-peace-elevates-gender-initiative-center-innovation

January 19, 2011 at 7:12 pm Leave a comment


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