February 2024

February 2024

24 February 2024

The War, or Not, of WordsI have always been very active on social media – Facebook, X 9formerly known as Twitter), Instagram, etc. but it is only after the Israel/Hamas war that started on 7 October 2023 that it really sank in how polarising social media can be and...
March 2023

March 2023

Sexual violence in peace processes, lessons learned from the Colombia negotiations Sexual violence is one of the types of gender-based violence in armed conflicts with the most devastating consequences. Women are victims of sexual violence in all kinds of conflicts...
November 2022

November 2022

Let’s give peace a real chance Local mediation has increased in importance because today with fragmentation and “glocalisation” of conflicts, the whole planet is a constantly changing trouble spot and the road towards peace has needed to adapt. It is very...
May 2022

May 2022

Even 22 years after the UNSCR 1325, which recognised and set out to increase women’s agency in peace processes, the number of women at peace tables as negotiators, mediators or witnesses is less than what is expected. The pictures from the Ukrainian-Russian...
December 2021

December 2021

La possibilité d’une médiation entre l’Algérie et le Maroc nous impose de rappeler que les relations entre les deux pays ont toujours été belliqueuses, chargées de tensions et ponctuées de conflits. Il s’agit de tensions historiques perpétuées dans le temps et tous...
November 2021

November 2021

“I knew what life would look like (…) female season was over.”Khatera, 34 years oldhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/09/world/asia/afghan-war-end-reflections.html Many like me witness the unfolding of the uncertainties that lie ahead under changing government in...