COVID-19 and Womens Rights: Ethan Schwartz showcases the hidden impact of COVID-19 on Gender-Based Violence.
women in security
Women’s participation in sustainable food production
Food insecurity is a global issue, though it most prevalently affects women and their families in developing nations. Agriculture is one of the main methods of employment for these women, though pervasive gender inequality in many of these areas results in a lack of resources and opportunities for women working in agriculture. According to Cristina Read More…
The Importance of Women’s Inclusion in Counterterrorism
Security-related fields across the international community continue to perpetrate gendered ideals which prohibit women from contributing, specifically in counterterrorism. The existing gender bias associates women in security with roles of peacekeeping, while inherently placing them on the periphery in the counterterrorism sector. In 2014, the United Nations Secretary General announced that members should “consider the Read More…
The Invisibles: Female Child Soldiers
“According to the United Nations (UN), 40% of all child soldiers are girls.” Ambika Varma explores female child soldiers and their impact during wartime.
Attacking the Faithful: A Misplaced Vendetta against Muslim Women Following the Paris Attacks
Seema Kawar discusses recent attacks against Muslim women in Ontario in the wake of the Paris attacks and questions whether they are the target of a misplaced vendetta.
Women of the Palestinian Intifadas
Seema Kawar takes a look at the participation of women and girls in the past Palestinian Intifadas and the most recent uprising.
Women’s Security is State Security
Victoria Heath illustrates the connection between women’s security and state security with her latest infograph.
The New Face of Justice in Canada
A short profile on the new Justice Minister of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould and the importance of her appointment to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women.
Violence against Indigenous Women in Canada: Part II
Seema Kawar further explores the different aspects of violence against indigenous women in Canada as well as the responses of the local community and the Canadian Government.
UN Peacekeepers: Are the Protectors a Threat to Women and Children? (Part II)
Building on from her last article, Seema Kawar explores the issues of accountability and ways forward in more detail.