Women, Peace & Security

In the News: Monday, 17 August 2020

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Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council: 2019

Source: NGO Working Group on WPS

A new policy brief outlines the findings from the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security’s monitoring and analysis of the United Nations Security Council’s daily work over the course of 2019.

Find it here.

‘Women in White’ from Belarus Protest Globally for Peace and New Vote

Source: Reuters / Belinda Goldsmith

Dressed in white and carrying flowers, Belarusian women have taken to the streets in an unprecedented show of female solidarity to call for President Alexander Lukashenko to quit, urging other women at home and abroad to join them. Known as the “Women in White”, female demonstrators have organised protests in Minsk but also in Germany, Poland, Belgium, Ukraine and Russia to demand an end to the violence that erupted after Lukashenko’s disputed Aug. 9 re-election. A social media video with the hashtag #she4belarus released at the weekend urged others to join the protests.

Read the full story here.