Women Peace and Security Program Archives - State of the Planet

panel of african woman leaders

A Day Without Ghost Towns and Guns: How African Women Leaders Reimagine Peace

At a recent panel, African women leaders shared powerful stories about the peace and security challenges they face, and how they’re carving strategic paths forward.

leymah gbowee and other women at conference

‘What’s the Point of the Revolution if You Can’t Dance?’

Nobel laureates and young feminist visionaries come together at a historic ‘Claiming our Space’ summit in Liberia.

female peacebuilders

Filmmakers Gather to Preview and Discuss ‘Women, War and Peace II’ Series

The March 12 event, which is open to the public, will focus on four never-before-told stories of women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.

by |March 8, 2019
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Leymah Gbowee Addresses United Nations General Assembly

At U.N. events in September, the Nobel Peace laureate called for a broader understanding of peace and security, and better inclusion of women in decision-making.

by |October 10, 2018
leymah gbowee speaks at g7 keynote

Lessons From This Year’s G7: Gender Inequality, Policy and Participation

Beyond trade, tariffs, and Donald Trump, this year’s G7 made addressing gender inequality a priority. What comes next may be even more important.

by |June 20, 2018
women activists at workshop

Reimagining Peace and Security: The Women, Peace and Security Inaugural Workshop

Last week, a diverse group of activists, practitioners, and academics from across the U.S. came together to discuss building collective action for peace and social change.

by |May 29, 2018
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Leymah Gbowee to Serve on G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council

Gbowee, who heads Columbia University’s Women, Peace, and Security program, will help to ensure women’s empowerment in economic, security, and energy policy.

by |March 8, 2018
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Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Female Grassroots Activists in Mozambique and New York City

Photos and quotes from women peacebuilders highlight their fears and accomplishments.

by |October 27, 2017
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Columbia’s Leymah Gbowee Featured Speaker at Gates Goalkeepers Event

Gbowee discussed the importance of investing in grassroots women’s movements.

by |September 22, 2017

Leymah Gbowee: Out of War, a Legacy of Building Peace

Leymah Gbowee was 17 when war broke out in Liberia. Her experiences drove her onto a path of suffering, discovery and service that led to work rehabilitating child soldiers and helping build peace, village by village, in Liberia and eventually neighboring Sierra Leone.

by |May 15, 2017