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In a world of manifold and complex conflicts, women play a crucial role in peace processes. In this podcast, women involved in the construction of peace tell their stories. From Burundi to Nepal, and from Mindanao to Colombia - we give voice to the many women engaged in the building of peace, equal rights for women, children, for people of all genders and all colors. And we listen to their message: that peace is impossible without the contribution of all parts of the population - especially women.

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In a world of manifold and complex conflicts, women play a crucial role in peace processes. In this podcast, women involved in the construction of peace tell their stories. From Burundi to Nepal, and from Mindanao to Colombia - we give voice to the many women engaged in the building of peace, equal rights for women, children, for people of all genders and all colors. And we listen to their message: that peace is impossible without the contribution of all parts of the population - especially women.

    The long road to end gender-based violence

    The long road to end gender-based violence

    Jeanne Gacoreke, based in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura, is originally a teacher by profession. She was one of the first people to publicly denounce rape by rebel groups and Burundian military forces. After decades of struggling to end gender-based and sexualised violence, supporting people affected by poverty and refugees and internally displaced people in Burundi, Jeanne Gacoreke says: “All in all, I have some reason to be satisfied with what we have achieved. Even so, the road is still long.”

    • 30 Min.
    Sexual violence, a taboo in Nepal

    Sexual violence, a taboo in Nepal

    «It didn’t happen, most commanders say, when confronted with sexual violence during the civil war», says Susan Risal. She is a peace practitioner based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and the Cheif Executive Officer of Nagarik Aawaz, a peace-building organization which works with conflict-affected youth and women. In her work, she brought together women from both sides of the Nepalese conflict, the Maoist rebels and the Nepalese army. And she insists on the fact, that denying the facts of sexual violence in the patriarchal Nepalese society is an obstacle to really deal with the underlying causes for the civil unrest in her country.

    • 28 Min.
    “The power of one” - for justice and equal rights

    “The power of one” - for justice and equal rights

    Mandy Carter’s work in the United States connects a range of issues: opposition to war and violence, support for social and economic justice for people of color, and equal rights for women and LGBTQ people. She is active both in grassroots campaigns and national coalitions, with a particular focus on the religious right’s anti-gay activities in black communities. She is a brilliant coalition builder, highly respected by people from diverse backgrounds. Her work has been key to recognising LGBTQ issues as social justice issues in the United States. In her work and activism, Mandy believes in «the power of one».

    • 37 Min.
    Being a feminist in Albania

    Being a feminist in Albania

    “We can’t do things without love,” says Sevim Arbana, an activist who has long been at the forefront of the democratic movement in Albania. She is the founder of the NGO Useful to Albanian Women and of the peace movement “Women Bridge for Peace and Understanding” in the Balkans. In her activism, she is committed to fighting for women’s rights, human rights and for peace.

    • 33 Min.
    Bringing Peace to Mindanao

    Bringing Peace to Mindanao

    As a child, she escaped during the night in a boat when the rebel soldiers came to her village. Years later, Yasmin Busan-Lao played a central role in the peace negotiations in the conflict-affected region of Mindanao. The discrimination she experienced as a refugee led her to dedicate her life to equality and justice, particularly for women, whether as an educator, researcher or development practitioner. Changing patterns of conflict requires a change in the mindset of men, she says.

    • 37 Min.
    Justice and Peace for Afghanistan

    Justice and Peace for Afghanistan

    She fled her home country Afghanistan after her husband was disappeared, and lived as a refugee in Pakistan. Yet Sima Samar, a medical doctor by training, never lost her faith in peace. Today, she is the Special Envoy on Human Rights and State Minister for International Affairs in the Afghan government. In this episode, Sima Samar explains why lasting peace can only be achieved when women are included in peace processes.

    • 33 Min.

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