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May 8, 2018

Disengaging and Reintegrating Women Extremists

By: Rebecca Turkington

With the rise of violent extremist groups around the world, questions around how to disengage participants from these groups and reintegrate them back into society have become urgent. To date,…
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September 5, 2017

What Happened to Washington’s Women Ambassadors?

By: Rebecca Turkington

The number of women ambassadors to Washington, DC has been steadily dropping since 2013. More than a dozen new ambassadors arrived in Washington this summer and fall, with only a…
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May 19, 2017

Macron’s Gender-Balanced Cabinet Includes Europe’s 9th Female Defense Minister

By: Rebecca Turkington

Newly elected President Emmanuel Macron of France unveiled his gender-balanced cabinet this week: 11 of the 22 posts are filled by women. Macron follows his predecessor, François Hollande, in appointing…
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September 12, 2016

The Underfunded Partner: Women’s Civil Society Organizations

By: Rebecca Turkington

The Guardian reported last week that only 0.5% of aid money allocated to promote gender equality ended up going to women’s rights organizations in developing countries. Citing a forthcoming review from Gendernet,…
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February 2, 2016

Profiles in Peace: An Interview with Mary Robinson

By: Rebecca Turkington

[embed]https://soundcloud.com/user-744281488/profiles-in-peace-mary-robinson[/embed] The Honorable Mary Robinson is the founder and president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and serves as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change. She served as…
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December 22, 2015

Changing the Conversation: Sexual Violence as a Humanitarian & Counterterrorism Priority

By: Rebecca Turkington

Some of the most troubling developments from ISIS-controlled regions of Syria and Iraq are the stories of unimaginable sexual violence against women and girls. Interviews with women who have escaped ISIS…
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November 20, 2015

“A Fresh Start” for Northern Ireland? The Importance of Inclusive Politics

By: Rebecca Turkington

On Tuesday, Northern Irish Assembly leaders announced a deal that ended weeks of political crisis. Titled “A Fresh Start,” the agreement is the latest in a number of cross-party negotiations since the 1998…
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April 10, 2015

Inez McCormack: A Challenging Woman

By: Rebecca Turkington

  On the occasion of the Anniversary of the signing of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, which brought an end to decades of violent conflict in Northern Ireland, the Institute for…
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February 5, 2015

South Sudan Signs New Ceasefire Deal, Step Towards Power-Sharing Agreement

By: Rebecca Turkington

  This post can also be found in PDF format here. INFORMATION2ACTION: Rapid Response On February 2nd, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former vice-president Riek Machar signed an agreement committing…
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July 1, 2014

Profiles in Peace: H.E. Zainab Bangura

By: Rebecca Turkington

  Secretary Ban Ki-Moon appointed Zainab Hawa Bangura as the first ever United Nations Special Representative to the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict in June 2012. She brings to the…
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