"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 Thirty-Eight: Women's Equal Participation in Electoral Processes with Sarah Muhoya
Sarah Muhoya is the Coordinator of the Democracy Trust Fund in Kenya and Head of Positioning & Democracy at Echo Network Africa. In this episode, we discuss women’s equal participation in electoral processes in Africa for political stability and sustainable peace.
Episode Thirty-Seven: Inclusive Approaches to Women's Political Participation with Anita Kiki Gbeho
Anita Kiki Gbeho is the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). In this episode, we discuss inclusive approaches to women’s meaningful political participation and leadership.
Episode Thirty-Six: Foreign Policy and Women, Peace and Security in Africa with Mona Juul
Mona Juul is Norway's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations. In this episode, we discuss Norway's presence in the Security Council, its focus on safeguarding women's participation and broader discussions on foreign policy and WPS in Africa.
Episode Thirty-Five: Peacebuilding in informal settlements in Africa with Editar Adhiambo Ochieng
Editar Adhiambo Ochieng is Founder of the Feminist for Peace, Rights and Justice Centre. In this episode, we discuss the impact of women's civic and political participation, election violence, and peacebuilding in informal settlements.
Episode Thirty-Four: Women, Media and Peacebuilding with Comfort Mussa and Amal Habani
Comfort Mussa and Amal Habani are journalists from Sudan and Cameroun. In this episode, we discuss the role of journalists, and women journalists, and the impact of their working conditions on the extent to which they can contribute to achieving the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Africa.
Episode Thirty-Three: Supporting Peacebuilding Strategies and Women, Peace and Security with Awa Dabo
Awa Dabo is the Deputy Head of Office for the Peacebuilding Support Office, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. In this episode, we have a conversation about supporting peacebuilding strategies for the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Africa, the realities of localising global strategies, transitional justice, and creating enabling environments for women peacebuilders in Africa.