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Webinar video of Women Enacting Human Security in the Midst of War: A CSW Parallel Event in Honor of Dr. Betty Reardon

On March 18 a special Commission on the Status of Women Parallel Event was held in Honor of Dr. Betty A. Reardon. The event highlighted the complex links between militarism, poverty, and climate change through a feminist security lens. Video is now available.

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Women Enacting Human Security in the Midst of War: A CSW Parallel Event in Honor of Dr. Betty Reardon

As wars escalate across the world, poverty increases and climate deteriorates. In this environment, militarization and corporate greed destroy the world. This virtual discussion will bring women activists and scholars from several countries to voice the invaluable often unpaid work to achieve human security under patriarchal situations. For this March 18 virtual session, we spotlight the work of grassroots women who have formulated the global Women, Peace and Security agenda to highlight their ongoing peace work to support those on the ground.

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“Colombian university campuses must be spaces for knowledge and the construction of peace”: Minister Aurora Vergara Figueroa

“In the National Government we are committed to building a culture of peace, through an exercise that must call on the entire society to overcome the cycles of violence that have generated injuries and pain for decades. We will continue to accompany the Educational Institutions Superior in the design and implementation of strategies, protocols and care and prevention routes against any type of violence on campus…” – Aurora Vergara Figueroa, Minister of Education

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Special Earth Day call for contributions to a volume redefining global security from a feminist perspective

The redefinition of security undertaken in this volume will be Earth centered in its conceptual explorations and contextualized within the existential threat of the climate crisis. An underlying assumption of the explorations is that we must profoundly change our thinking, about all aspects of security; first and foremost, about our planet and how the human species relates to it. Proposals are due June 1.

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Call for Contributions to a Volume Redefining Security, “Feminists Perspectives on Global Security: Confronting Convergent Existential Crises”

This collection will explore feminist security perspectives and potential strategies of change to transform the global security system from endemic conflict/crisis into stable human security consistent based on ecological health and human agency and responsibility. Proposals are due May 15.

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Ten points on Ukraine from a peace policy perspective

Werner Wintersteiner argues that even after the Russian attack, peace is the only option in Ukraine. Building on his analysis, the GCPE invites readers to consider the peace research perspective, to explore what is missing from the current discourse, and to contemplate those system changes might be needed to enable the achievement of a just peace settlement.

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Civil Society Continues to Call the World Community to Action on Afghanistan

As the fate of Afghanistan falls into the tightening grip of the Taliban, International Civil Society continues to call for action to mitigate the human suffering and keep alive the possibilities for peace. We encourage all members of the GCPE to find an action or actions to call upon their own governments and UN representatives to take up the cause of human rights and peace in Afghanistan.

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Invitation for youth to participate in U.S. Student School Peace and Safety Survey

Researcher Cheryl Lynn Duckworth is looking for U.S. public school students (ages 14-20) who would like to share their views on the peace and security policies of their schools for a national survey that contributes to a study applying a human security lens to understanding and addressing conflicts and violence in schools.  This includes policies such as active shooter drills, the use of school resource officers (police) in schools, arming teachers, anti-bullying programs and peer mediation/counseling.  

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