Category Archives: Lysistrata

What we do: Peace and security

Conflicts have devastating consequences, including in widening gaps between women and men. Women often have fewer resources to protect themselves and, with children, frequently make up the majority of displaced and refugee populations. War tactics such as sexual violence specifically … Read More »

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Why Women? Inclusive Security and Peaceful Societies – Inclusive Security

Photo: Lai Seng Sin/AP Traditional approaches to ending wars—where armed groups meet behind closed doors to hammer out a truce—are falling short in the face of 21st century conflicts. The number of armed conflicts has been increasing over the past … Read More »

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Women’s power to stop war: rereading Virginia Woolf

Three Guineas was published in 1938 but it remains startlingly relevant. War will not end while women are kept out of power and while power is governed on the historic terms that men established. How essential it is that we … Read More »

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Women, peace and security: Preventing war and sustaining peace

When women lead and participate in peace processes, peace lasts longer. Since the groundbreaking UN Security Council resolution 1325, calling for women’s participation in peacebuilding was passed 17 years ago, there is mounting evidence that women are powerful actors in … Read More »

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In the ancient Greek play ‘Lysistrata,’ women stop having sex with men to end a bloody war

For women, absence can be power he most potent political action for women is sometimes inaction. It’s an idea that has been around for millennia. One particularly enduring version of this idea is found in Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, a play written in … Read More »

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PeaceWomen

PeaceWomen.org is a space for peacemakers to engage, learn and be part of a global movement to advance a holistic Women, Peace and Security agenda. Women must participate! Gender must not be ignored! Conflicts must be prevented! Our world is facing … Read More »

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Women Are the Best Weapon in the War Against Terrorism | Foreign Policy

Fifteen years ago, the U.N. enshrined the idea that equality between men and women is inextricably linked with peace. It’s time to act on that. If there has been one common thread shared by the extremist movements that have captured … Read More »

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ONE WOMAN AGAINST WAR: The Jeannette Rankin Story by Kevin S. Giles

Montanan Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress. About the Book She was the lonely dissenter, committed to following the dictates of her conscience no matter the consequences. Jeannette Rankin, an early leader for woman suffrage and the … Read More »

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World Courts of Women: against war, for peace

At the World Court of Women meeting held in Bangalore witnesses to violence and injustice highlighted political lessons and resistance, asking that we all take responsibility to oppose the unending wars against women. Lights slips into every place where the … Read More »

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Women Are the Best Weapon in the War Against Terrorism | Foreign Policy

Fifteen years ago, the U.N. enshrined the idea that equality between men and women is inextricably linked with peace. It’s time to act on that. Source: Women Are the Best Weapon in the War Against Terrorism | Foreign Policy

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