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"She Stands for Peace" is a podcast by the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), hosted by Dr Yemisi Akinbobola. She Stands for Peace explores the state of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa, through a series of conversations with key actors. From policymakers, to donors, and grassroots peacebuilders, each episode takes a deep dive to unpack the various insights and lived experiences of guests to explore the central question; "20 years after UNSCR 1325 was passed, how far have we come?". The interviews are insightful and inspiring, as they take stock and share forward looking strategies for the implementation of UNSCR 1325, post-2020. For enquiries, email UNOAU Communications Team: unoau-public-information@un.org

"She Stands for Peace" is a podcast by the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), hosted by Dr Yemisi Akinbobola. She Stands for Peace explores the state of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa, through a series of conversations with key actors. From policymakers, to donors, and grassroots peacebuilders, each episode takes a deep dive to unpack the various insights and lived experiences of guests to explore the central question; "20 years after UNSCR 1325 was passed, how far have we come?". The interviews are insightful and inspiring, as they take stock and share forward looking strategies for the implementation of UNSCR 1325, post-2020. For enquiries, email UNOAU Communications Team: unoau-public-information@un.org

Location:

United Kingdom

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"She Stands for Peace" is a podcast by the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), hosted by Dr Yemisi Akinbobola. She Stands for Peace explores the state of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa, through a series of conversations with key actors. From policymakers, to donors, and grassroots peacebuilders, each episode takes a deep dive to unpack the various insights and lived experiences of guests to explore the central question; "20 years after UNSCR 1325 was passed, how far have we come?". The interviews are insightful and inspiring, as they take stock and share forward looking strategies for the implementation of UNSCR 1325, post-2020. For enquiries, email UNOAU Communications Team: unoau-public-information@un.org

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode Thirty-Five: Peacebuilding in informal settlements in Africa with Editar Adhiambo Ochieng

11/24/2022
Editar Adhiambo Ochieng is Founder of the Feminist for Peace, Rights and Justice Centre. In this episode, we discuss the impact of women's civic and political participation, election violence, and peacebuilding in informal settlements.

Duration:00:28:52

Episode Thirty-Four: Women, Media and Peacebuilding with Comfort Mussa and Amal Habani

11/24/2022
Comfort Mussa and Amal Habani are journalists from Sudan and Cameroun. In this episode, we discuss the role of journalists, and women journalists, and the impact of their working conditions on the extent to which they can contribute to achieving the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Africa.

Duration:00:24:43

Episode Thirty-Three: Supporting Peacebuilding Strategies and Women, Peace and Security with Awa Dabo

11/8/2022
Awa Dabo is the Deputy Head of Office for the Peacebuilding Support Office, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. In this episode, we have a conversation about supporting peacebuilding strategies for the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Africa, the realities of localising global strategies, transitional justice, and creating enabling environments for women peacebuilders in Africa.

Duration:00:25:38

Episode Thirty-Two: Protecting women peacebuilders with Rita Lopidia

11/8/2022
Rita Lopidia is Executive Director and Co-founder of Eve Organization for Women Development in Juba, South Sudan, and coordinator of the South Sudan Women’s Coalition for Peace. In this episode, we have a conversation about the experiences of women peacebuilders when executing their roles and work, and how we might rethink how women peacebuilding organisations are supported.

Duration:00:28:07

Episode Thirty-One: Mediation and Early Warning with Pravina Makan-Lakha

10/14/2022
Pravina Makan-Lahka is an Advisor on Women, Peace and Security at the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD). In this episode, we discuss the importance of women's meaningful participation in mediation and early warning, and how we can ensure the gender perspective is integrated into conflict early warning systems.

Duration:00:35:55

Episode Thirty: Advocacy for the protection of women and girls with Fatima Maiga

10/14/2022
Fatima Maiga is a Founding Member and President of the Coalition des Femmes Leaders Nord, Sud et Centre du Mali (NSC). In this episode, we discuss how we might rethink our interpretation of protection and Fatima shares examples of advocacy for the protection of women and girls in Mali.

Duration:00:31:38

Episode Twenty-Nine: Food Security, Climate Security and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda with Michael Dunford

9/24/2022
Mr Michael Dunford is the Regional Director for Eastern Africa at the UN World Food Programme (WFP). In this episode, we discuss the realities of tackling food security in conflict settings, the impact of climate change, and how conflict-sensitive food systems might better respond to impacts of conflict on women.

Duration:00:23:04

Episode Twenty-Eight: Creating Enabling Environments for Peacebuilding with Ilwad Elman

9/24/2022
Ilwad Elman is the Chief Operating Officer of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre. In this episode, we discuss the challenges and trauma of peacebuilding, her work in supporting survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, and applying a youthful lens to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.

Duration:00:34:21

Episode Twenty-Seven: Partnerships in Peacebuilding and Reconciliation with Hamsatu Allamin

8/18/2022
Hamsatu Allamin is the Founder and Executive Director of the Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development. In this episode, we discuss how we might rethink our consideration of who makes up partners in peacebuilding and reconciliation, and our approach to establishing these partnerships in a local context.

Duration:00:36:55

Episode Twenty-Six: Academia and Peacebuilding with Dr. Mandiedza Parichi

8/18/2022
Dr Mandiedza Parichi is the Chairperson for the Peace Studies Department at the Midlands State University in Gweru. In this episode, we discuss the role academia can play in peacebuilding processes.

Duration:00:34:49

Episode Twenty-Five: Dismantling Barriers to Women's Meaningful Participation in Peace Processes with Dr Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe

8/18/2022
Dr Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe, former Vice President of Uganda, and currently Senior Presidential Adviser on Health & Population. In this episode, we discuss increasing the representation of women and their perspectives in formal and informal peace processes.

Duration:00:29:50

Episode Twenty-Four: Protecting the Participation of Women in Peacebuilding with Signe Gilen

8/18/2022
Signe Gilen is Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this episode, we discuss Norway's membership of the UN Security Council and its work towards protecting women’s participation in peace processes, alongside other key WPS and humanitarian strategies.

Duration:00:31:16

Episode Twenty-Three: UN-AU Partnership for Peace and Security with SRSG Parfait Onyanga-Anyanga and Mme Bineta Diop

8/18/2022
SRSG Parfait Onyanga-Anyanga is the Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union and Mme Bineta Diop is the African Union’s Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security. In this episode, we discuss the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union and coordinating the activities of stakeholders towards achieving the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa.

Duration:00:47:17

Season Three Trailer

7/24/2022
On 31 October 2000, the United Nations Security Council adopted the landmark Resolution 1325, recognising the central role women play in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, and giving birth to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Over 20 years after UNSCR 1325, what have we achieved, what have we learnt, and what more can we do? Host of She Stands for Peace, Dr Yemisi Akinbobola, will be asking these questions and more from key actors in the implementation of the Women, Peace and...

Duration:00:01:01

Episode Twenty-Two: Reconstruction and Peacebuilding an interview with Ahunna Eziakonwa

12/23/2021
Ahunna Eziakonwa is the Regional Director and Assistant Secretary General for UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa. In this episode, we talk about the application of a gender perspective on reconstruction and peacebuilding.

Duration:00:24:52

Episode Twenty-One: Human Rights with Ilze Brands Kehris

11/19/2021
Ilze Brands Kehris is the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights. In this episode, we discuss the range of mechanisms to respect, protect, and promote women's rights before, during and post-conflict. She offers her insights on keeping rights defenders safe in their interactions with the UN for human rights.

Duration:00:31:22

Episode Twenty: Trauma, Reconciliation and Forgiveness an Interview with Candice Mama

11/19/2021
Candice Mama is an author and activist whose work has been centred on trauma, reconciliation, and forgiveness. In this episode, we talk about her experience meeting and forgiving the man who murdered her father during Apartheid. Candice shares her thoughts on how we might approach reconciliation differently, support survivors of trauma and the importance of accurate historical education for peacebuilding.

Duration:00:28:00

Episode Nineteen: Digital Inclusion of Women an Interview with Marwa Azelmat

11/19/2021
Marwa Azelmat is a Technology and Women's Rights Policy Consultant. In this episode, we explore the gaps and opportunities for women's digital inclusion in Africa’s Women, Peace and Security Agenda.

Duration:00:26:58

Episode Eighteen: From Commitment to Action an Interview with Raheemat Omoro Momodu

10/18/2021
Raheemat Omoro Momodu is Head of Human Security and Civil Society at ECOWAS- Economic Community of West African States. She shares her insights and best practices on how RECs, the African Union, and the Member States have translated commitments to action towards Africa's Women, Peace and Security agenda. CORRECTION: The RECs Liaison Officers' mandate was expanded to cover all areas of cooperation beyond Peace and Security, between the RECs and the African Union, was January 2009 and not...

Duration:00:30:34

Episode Seventeen: Inclusion and partnerships with Commissioner Bankole Adeoye and SRSG Hanna Tetteh

10/18/2021
H.E. Bankole Adeoye is the African Union's Commissioner for Political Affairs and Peace and Security. SRSG Hanna Tetteh is the Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union. In this episode, we discuss the importance of partnerships based on mutual respect and commitment to implement the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Africa. With a background in political affairs, the guests share how their work in this area has shaped their perspectives on their approaches to the WPS agenda.

Duration:00:40:52