"She Stands for Peace" is a podcast by the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), hosted by Dr Yemisi Akinbobola. She Stands for Peace explores the state of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa, through a series of conversations with key actors. From policymakers, to donors, and grassroots peacebuilders, each episode takes a deep dive to unpack the various insights and lived experiences of guests to explore the central question; "20 years after UNSCR 1325 was passed, how far have we come?". The interviews are insightful and inspiring, as they take stock and share forward looking strategies for the implementation of UNSCR 1325, post-2020.
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Episode Fourteen: Displacement and Humanitarian Assistance with Commissioner Amira El Fadil
Commissioner Amira El Fadil is the African Union's Commissioner for Social Affairs. In this episode, we discuss displacement and humanitarian assistance, and she shares her reflections on the Saleema Initiative and wider efforts to eliminate gender-based violence.
Episode Thirteen: Inspiring and organising the next generation of peacebuilders an interview with Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili
Dr Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili is co-convener of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. In this episode, we speak with Dr Obiagelli Ezekwesili about inspiring and organising the next generation of peacebuilders. She shares insights on how we might approach governance and youth participation differently.
Episode Twelve: Pan-African Feminist Peacebuilding an interview with Aya Chebbi
Aya Chebbi is a pan-African feminist activist and former AU Special Envoy for Youth. In this episode, we talk about pan-Africanism and women’s participation in leadership and decision making for peace and development in Africa. Aya shares key insights on the importance of intergenerational dialogue towards the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Episode Eleven: Women’s participation in peace negotiations an interview with Betty Bigombe
Betty Bigombe is the Special Envoy of Uganda to the South Sudan Peace Process. In this episode, we talk about her experiences as a negotiator, which started with her encounters with LRA leader, Joseph Kony. Ms Bigombe talks further about the participation of women in formal peace negotiations and mediation, and the mental health toll of mediation.
Episode Ten: Sexual Violence in Conflict an interview with SRSG Pramila Patten
Pramila Patten is the Special Representation of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. In this episode, we discuss sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against women in conflict and post-conflict settings. SRSG Patten also speaks to the plight of refugees in conflict areas and offers her insights and expertise on how the international community can better address sexual violence in conflict.
Episode Nine: Conflict Prevention an interview with Teresa Whitfield
Teresa Whitfield is Director of Policy and Mediation Division, at the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA). In this episode we talk about conflict prevention, and the incorporation of a gender perspective and the participation of women in preventing the emergence, spread, and re-emergence of violent conflict.