Women’s News

August 29, 2016

Women’s Participation in the Colombian Peace Process

The armed conflict between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dates back to the armed peasant movements in the early 1960s. Five decades after, the protracted armed conflict saw thousands of deaths, thousands of forced disappearances, and forced displacement of nearly 7 million Colombians. An estimated 3 million women have been forcibly displaced by the five-decade armed conflict. A significant number of women played a big part in the Colombian armed conflict as 40% […]
August 28, 2016

Women’s participation in the Olympics, facts and figures

August 28, 2016

Four Women Refugee Athletes Live their Olympic Dreams

They do not belong to any national team. They have no national flag to march behind. But this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, four women refugees are given a chance to live their Olympic dreams. Yusra Mardini from Syria, Anjaline Nadai Lohalith and Rose Nathike Lokonyen from South Sudan, and Yolande Bukasa Mabik from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, together with six male refugees, made history as the first-ever members of the Refugee Olympic Team. The Executive […]
August 26, 2016

Participation of women and girls in education

August 26, 2016

4 Reasons Why Women’s Participation is a Predictor of Peace

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that 65.3 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide in 2015 as a result of conflict, persecution, generalized violence or human rights violations. The number of forcibly displaced globally, according to UNHCR, is the highest since the aftermath of World War II. If the total global population of forcibly displaced people were a country, they would be the 21st largest in the world – bigger than the entire population of the United […]
August 25, 2016

Road to women’s right to vote

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