women and peace

links and internet resources

Women and War: reports of interest

http://www.womenwarpeace.org/: UNIFEM's
website project with much information

Women and Peace Action Groups: key links (with brief identification from the sites)

Women Waging Peace: Organizations Concerned with Women's Involvement in Peace Building Efforts

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
: the oldest women's peace group -- 90 years of international action for peace

A project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the PeaceWomen Project monitors and works toward rapid and full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.

PeaceWomen has compiled information on organizations worldwide working on women, peace and security issues. This section contains a database of: (1) Women's organizations working for peace and justice at the grassroots level, nationally, sub-regionally, regionally and internationally; (2) UN programs in the field and at UN headquarters working on women and/or peace; (3) Government programs specifically on women and/or peace; (4) Countries' permanent missions to the UN.

Another project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Reaching Critical Will focuses on nuclear disarmament

CODEPINK is a women initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks positive social change through proactive, creative protest and non-violent direct action.

MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that works in partnership with women's community-based groups in conflict areas worldwide.

The Feminist Peace Network is dedicated to building an enduring peace, with the ending of violence towards women and children as a first priority.

Women and Human Rights: http://www.hrw.org/women/ "The Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch fights against the dehumanization and marginalization of women. We promote women's equal rights and human dignity..."
Women's Human Rights Net http://www.whrnet.org/about.html is a project of the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID):
"Founded in 1997, WHRnet aims to provide reliable, comprehensive, and timely information and analyses on women's human rights in English, Spanish and French. WHRnet updates readers on women's human rights issues and policy developments globally and provides information and analyses that support advocacy actions. A team of regionally based content specialists provides regular News, Interviews, Perspectives, Alert and Campaign information, and Web Highlights..."

Focus on the Middle East:

Women Living Under Muslim Laws: website with articles and analysis, see also their:
links to interesting websites dealing with similar issues

http://www.batshalom.org: an Israeli national feminist grassroots organization of Jewish and Palestinian Israeli women working together for a genuine peace grounded in a just resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict, respect for human rights, and an equal voice for Jewish and Arab women within Israeli society.

http://www.j-c-w.org/ Jerusalem Center for Women
"Established in March 1994, the Jerusalem Center for Women (JCW) is a Palestinian non-governmental women’s center located in East Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Center for Women was founded simultaneously with the Israeli women's center Bat Shalom located in West Jerusalem. JCW and Bat Shalom carry out joint Palestinian-Israeli programs through a coordinating body known as the Jerusalem Link. Although JCW and Bat Shalom maintain close cooperation as sister organizations, the two centers operate independently, maintaining executive and organizational integrity. The joint initiative between JCW and Bat Shalom marks the first time that Palestinian and Israeli organizations have worked so closely for the advancement of women and human rights in the region, as well as towards resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict." more

http://www.duckdaotsu.o rg/
duckdaotsu is a one-woman act of sitting meditation toward peace. the list began out of action against the talk of war on iraq. as we expand to this site, we hope to educate and enlighten readers about issues that affect this fragile planet and the life that depends on balance."
Check out this amazing effort, with its "great news stories, opinion, analysis much more."

8 February 2003: Australian anti-war demonstration on a hillside near the northern NSW beach town of Byron Bay.
See http://www.baringwitness.org/