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Peace and Security

Forging leadership opportunities for women police officers in Albania

UN Women | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
UN Women

The leadership training program is being replicated in 2016 with 29 senior women police officers participating. Divided into two groups, the first will be certified by the end of June and the second group will start in autumn.

From Where I Stand: Maruti Joshi

UN Women | Posted 05.29.2016 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Photo courtesy of Maruti Joshi. “When I joined the Indian police force in 1997, I was the first and only female officer i...

From Where I Stand: Nahimana Fainesi

UN Women | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted fromUN WomenPhoto: UN Women/Catianne Tijerina “This is my second time living in communal camps, second time running away from civil war...

From Where I Stand: Zaad Al-khair

UN Women | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Photo: UN Women/Christopher Herwig “The day I fled to Jordan there was heavy shelling in my neighbourhood. There were bom...

Women Police Making Strides Across Africa

UN Women | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
UN Women

At 8 years of age, Sadatu Reeves came across photographs of women police officers in a magazine her father brought home from abroad. The empowered images sparked a deep-seated desire to don her own uniform.

Dodging Bombs And Building Trust in Yemen

UN Women | Posted 03.24.2016 | World
UN Women

It's 6 a.m. and the sound of airstrikes startle her awake. She rushes to the window, which is shielded in plastic to protect the 110 staff living in this UN compound from shrapnel. She breathes a sigh of relief.

In Burundi, Women Peace Mediators Avert Conflict

UN Women | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
UN Women

Between 1993 and 2005, the civil war in Burundi cost approximately 300,000 lives and left hundreds of thousands displaced. In 2015, strife erupted once again.

Women in Mali Demand Equal Role in Peace Accords

UN Women | Posted 10.16.2016 | Impact
UN Women

After more than three and a half years of armed conflict in Mali, a peace agreement was finally signed on 20 June 2015, marking the end of more than 10 months of mediation led by Algeria and the international community. It renewed hope for the country's population of over 15 million.

Women's Situation Rooms Boost Peaceful Voting in Africa

UN Women | Posted 10.08.2016 | Impact
UN Women

Because women face additional threats and barriers to voting around the world, early interventions are key to reduce, forestall or take decisive action if any electoral violence erupts.

The Day of International Criminal Justice: Exploring shared values of the ICC and the UN

Tiina Intelmann | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Tiina Intelmann

Those who fear and oppose the Court capitalize on silence to claim that the Court is losing support. This year, my office, together with the Court, marked the Day of International Criminal Justice by inviting state officials and the general public to commemorate 17 July together.

Delivering America's Promise to Women Who Are Raped in War and Conflict

Serra Sippel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Serra Sippel

A woman's right to dignity and bodily integrity is violated when she is raped in war and torture. Women must have access to services that may restore -- if only slightly -- her health and bodily integrity.