Women

23/06/2020 - Aseel Naamani - October 2020 will mark the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), which recognised the disproportionate impact of armed conflict on women and girls and the critical role that women continue to play in peace negotiations and reconstruction efforts....

13/12/2018 - Anthony Sarota - In East Africa, Kenya has been more affected by violent extremism and radicalization compared to its neighbors. Although drivers of violent extremist and terrorist incidents in Kenya are a result of many factors—highly unequal economic growth, social and religious grievances, and its proximity with fragile Somalia—the scale and persistence of...

05/04/2018 - Aessandro Totoro - In one of my last assignments in Chad, I was carrying out a conflict analysis for a development agency working in the country. I was doing field research in a region that was experiencing a break-out of cholera. As I was there at the peak of the epidemic, a few...

25/05/2017 - Bernardo Venturi - Web and TV series have been progressively used to shape national and international social narratives in the last few years. Gender stereotypes and prejudices can pass through these media and reinforce existing patterns. However, the opposite could be true as well: progressive series could challenge gender labels or consolidated social...

08/02/2017 - Giulia Pasquinelli - In December 2016, the third Italian National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security 2016-2019 was adopted. The adoption of the NAP, which gives continuity and renewed impetus to Italy’s commitment to the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and following resolutions, was welcomed by civil society organisations. ...

06/06/2016 - Giulia Pasquinelli - The issue of sexual violence in the conflict in the East of Ukraine is subject of much speculation. While the parameters for sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the areas affected by the conflict in the Donbass region are all there, documented cases are scarce. ...