Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, died this week. His approach to peacemaking remains a useful point of reference for the UN at a time when it appears incapable of resolving major geopolitical crises
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Women employed in international organisations engaged in peacebuilding find it difficult to return to work once they become mothers. The marginalisation of those with caring responsibilities has a direct negative impact on the type of security and justice being built in conflict-affected environments.
The recognition that gender identity and ideology are connected to threats of violent extremism is now the subject of a growing body of policy and evidence. Prevention strategies should take into account the gendered dimensions of radicalisation and recruitment to violent extremist groups.
Scotland, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, and Botswana are all ahead of Australia when it comes to supporting “period dignity.” But efforts are being made at a grassroots level to reduce and remove the barriers faced by Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian women and girls in remote communities.