News Tagged With: "gender"

On Friday 29th of May, Sustineo staff Louisa Minney and Emily Davidson attended the centenary celebration conference ‘Women’s Power to Stop War’, hosted by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). The conference highlighted that women are disproportionately affected by war, yet represent less than 4% of the people involved in...
Over the next few weeks we are going to have a series of posts on women’s participation in international development, with a particular focus on the peace and security sector. This is leading up to what will be a very exciting announcement.Today, we begin with a brief exploration of gender equality, recognising it not only as a moral challenge,...
Last time we looked at gender inequality as a moral, economic, social and political challenge. This time, we are turning our attention to the challenge of gender inequality in the peace and security sector, beginning with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325). UNSCR 1325, passed in October 2000, was an international...
Last time, we looked at the UNSCR 1325 as the centrepiece of the international women, peace and security agenda. UNSCR 1325 and the six subsequent resolutions that expand upon it set a framework for the participation and protection of women and the prevention of gender-based violence. As a UN Member Nation and an active contributor to peace...
Two weeks ago the third Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security (NAP) was released.The Report Card acts as a shadow report on Australia’s progress against the goals and actions set out in the NAP. It is developed by a team of representatives from the Australian Council for International...
Sustineo congratulates all women and girls on International Women’s Day (Sunday 8 March). In recognition of International Woman’s Day, the Secretary-General of the United Nations issued a message and we have taken two extracts from the message: “We must take a clear global stance against this total assault on women’s human rights. The...
 At Sustineo we recognize, support and promote women and girls as key agents of positive change. Today, on International Women’s Day (IWD), we celebrate the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women and girls. This year’s theme #pledgeforparity focuses on the need for all of us to recognise the barriers to women’s full...