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Micro-Hacks for Gender Equality: Tips from Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy Handbook

September 14, 2018
Gender mainstreaming is a necessary tool for ensuring that the needs of women, men, boys, and girls are met and for implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy Handbook is full of tips and best practices to operationalize a feminist foreign policy. Situation reports and monitoring and evaluation are critical to assessing the different needs of women, men,... Read more
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Micro-Hacks for Gender Equality: Tips from Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy Handbook

September 07, 2018
Gender mainstreaming is a critical pillar of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, and gender analysis is necessary to do it. Sweden’s newly released Feminist Foreign Policy Handbook is full of tips and best practices for incorporating gender analysis in foreign policy. This reporting checklist is a useful tool for conducting situation reports and monitoring and evaluation in the field. Taking... Read more
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Barriers to the Full Implementation of Women, Peace and Security Caused by Lack of Funding

August 24, 2018
This is the third installment in a blog series on civil society engagement with the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The series shares perspectives from multiple focus areas of One Earth Future. Lead advisors for the series include Alexandra Amling, Kelsey Coolidge, and Catie Fowler. Read the first two blogs here and here.  As of 2018, 76 countries have made state... Read more
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Transformative Approach to Gender Mainstreaming in Refugee Camps Needed

June 25, 2018
World Refugee Day has come and gone, but the need for transformative gender mainstreaming within refugee policies remains. Currently, there are 68.5 million[1] people across the globe who have been uprooted from their homes due to conflict or persecution. People’s lives and their social fabrics have been left in tatters and new unfamiliar living environments affect the social roles and... Read more
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No Such Thing as a Perfect Peace: Takeaway Lessons on Women in Governance in Rwanda’s Post-Conflict Process

April 06, 2018
In 1994, the world would have never thought that Rwanda—a country that had erupted overnight into genocide—would later be known as a post-conflict exemplar of gender equality. Yet, this reputation is easily justified. After the genocide, women’s groups in Rwanda reached across ethnic divides, engaging women in peacebuilding and reconciliation. A constitutional gender quota of 30% was set for... Read more

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