Armed conflict exposes civilians to heightened sexual and gender based violence. Nancy explores how different actors define protection and why protection is necessary in times of armed conflict.
United Nations Security Council 1325: 15 Years Later
In 2000, the UNSC passed resolution 1325. Nancy Kanwal discusses key findings from the Global Study on the implementation of resolution 1325.
At the Helm: The Case for More Female UN Peacekeepers, Part Two
In this series, Nancy Kanwal addresses the lack of female participation in UN Peacekeeping and answers the question: Why do we need more women?
Bridging the Gap? Female Participation in UN Peacekeeping: Part One
Nancy explores a popular topic: women’s role in UN Peacekeeping Missions in Part One of her series. Have we successfully bridged the gap?
A Human Rights Approach to Economic Equality: Part Two
Nancy Kanwal discusses strengths and limitations of recommendations outlined in the UN Women’s Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016.
A Human Rights Approach to Economic Equality: Part One
Examination of the most recent UN Women report, “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016” and the work that still remains to realize gender equality.
Prospects for Gender Equality in Saudi Arabia
Despite the limited political gains made by Saudi women, many barriers to achieving gender equality remain.
Women and Girls Caught in Syria’s Civil War
Nancy Kanwal explores how the ongoing Syrian Civil War has deprived women and girls of their most fundamental human rights to health, dignity and security.
The National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan: Implementation of the Security Pillar Eight Years Later
With only a few years left until the end of the National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan’s implementation period, Nancy Kanwal explores how much progress the government of Afghanistan made to include more women in national and international decision making processes.