30 episodes

"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.
For enquiries, email UNOAU Communications Team: unoau-public-information@un.org

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"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.
For enquiries, email UNOAU Communications Team: unoau-public-information@un.org

    Episode Twenty-Nine: Food Security, Climate Security and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda with Michael Dunford

    Episode Twenty-Nine: Food Security, Climate Security and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda with Michael Dunford

    Mr Michael Dunford is the Regional Director for Eastern Africa at the UN World Food Programme (WFP). In this episode, we discuss the realities of tackling food security in conflict settings, the impact of climate change, and how conflict-sensitive food systems might better respond to impacts of conflict on women.

    • 23 min
    Episode Twenty-Eight: Creating Enabling Environments for Peacebuilding with Ilwad Elman

    Episode Twenty-Eight: Creating Enabling Environments for Peacebuilding with Ilwad Elman

    Ilwad Elman is the Chief Operating Officer of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre. In this episode, we discuss the challenges and trauma of peacebuilding, her work in supporting survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, and applying a youthful lens to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.

    • 34 min
    Episode Twenty-Seven: Partnerships in Peacebuilding and Reconciliation with Hamsatu Allamin

    Episode Twenty-Seven: Partnerships in Peacebuilding and Reconciliation with Hamsatu Allamin

    Hamsatu Allamin is the Founder and Executive Director of the Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development. In this episode, we discuss how we might rethink our consideration of who makes up partners in peacebuilding and reconciliation, and our approach to establishing these partnerships in a local context.

    • 37 min
    Episode Twenty-Six: Academia and Peacebuilding with Dr. Mandiedza Parichi

    Episode Twenty-Six: Academia and Peacebuilding with Dr. Mandiedza Parichi

    Dr Mandiedza Parichi is the Chairperson for the Peace Studies Department at the Midlands State University in Gweru. In this episode, we discuss the role academia can play in peacebuilding processes.

    • 34 min
    Episode Twenty-Five: Dismantling Barriers to Women's Meaningful Participation in Peace Processes with Dr Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe

    Episode Twenty-Five: Dismantling Barriers to Women's Meaningful Participation in Peace Processes with Dr Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe

    Dr Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe, former Vice President of Uganda, and currently Senior Presidential Adviser on Health & Population. In this episode, we discuss increasing the representation of women and their perspectives in formal and informal peace processes. 

    • 30 min
    Episode Twenty-Four: Protecting the Participation of Women in Peacebuilding with Signe Gilen

    Episode Twenty-Four: Protecting the Participation of Women in Peacebuilding with Signe Gilen

    Signe Gilen is Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  In this episode, we discuss Norway's membership of the UN Security Council and its work towards protecting women’s participation in peace processes, alongside other key WPS and humanitarian strategies.

    • 31 min