The House of Commons discussed an amendment to the Children Act 1989 covering Female Genital Mutilation. It was given its third reading from 19:35 – 22:00 on 11 March 2019. A video is shown below. A full transcript of the debate … Continue reading →
Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) is the UK’s only Women, Peace and Security civil society network. We are a membership organisation of 17 NGOs and experts in the field of development, human rights, humanitarian and peacebuilding. We were founded to … Continue reading →
This programme is organised by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). WILPF believes there are particular gendered dimensions to violence that have a disproportionate and differing impact on women. Although women are often active agents in peace and … Continue reading →
More than 1200 delegates from 12 countries attended the International Congress of Women in the Hague in 1915, also known as the Women’s Peace Congress or just The Hague Congress, aimed at proposing how to end the First World War through negotiation. Two participants, Jane Addams and Emily Greene Balch, … Continue reading →
Below is the speech by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson entitled “HeForShe” on International Women’s Day 2016.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice that involves altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons, and it is internationally recognized as a human rights violation. Globally, it is estimated that 200 million girls and women alive today … Continue reading →