Frustrating anniversaries: International Women’s Day and international action on women, peace, and security
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Frustrating anniversaries: International Women’s Day and international action on women, peace, and security

By Melissa Guinan: Each year around March 8, International Women’s Day, op-ed pages and Twitter streams burst with celebrations of women’s achievements, calls to action on women’s rights and gender equality. This year, speeches and reports gave a nod to two important anniversaries in 2015: the twentieth anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women and … Continue reading

General John de Chastelain: Reflections on the introduction of women into combat roles in the Canadian military
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General John de Chastelain: Reflections on the introduction of women into combat roles in the Canadian military

By Joana Cook, Managing Editor, Strife Interview conducted on 8 May 2014. Graduating from military college in 1960 with a commission in the Canadian Army, John de Chastelain rose quickly through the ranks. In 1989, he was promoted to General and appointed Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS). During his tenure, the Canadian military was … Continue reading

“Chasing Misery.” Interview with Kelsey Hoppe
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“Chasing Misery.” Interview with Kelsey Hoppe

By Tom Colley, Assistant Editor, Strife. Interview conducted on 21 April 2014. Kelsey Hoppe has just released her book, ‘Chasing Misery: an anthology of women working in humanitarian responses’. You can find more details about the book here. Hoppe currently works for the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF), an organisation of international NGOs providing humanitarian assistance in Pakistan. Previously, … Continue reading

Believing in the Strength of a Woman: Can Central African Republic (CAR) finally be saved?
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Believing in the Strength of a Woman: Can Central African Republic (CAR) finally be saved?

By Patricia Nangiro: Gone are the days when the thought of a woman in public leadership sent doubt signals to men and women alike. More so, in a conflict-affected context like Central African Republic (CAR), her capacity to lead and make critical decisions on behalf of the people would automatically be put to question or … Continue reading