36 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

She Stands for Peace United Nations Office to the African Union

    • Society & Culture

"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 Thirty-Five: Peacebuilding in informal settlements in Africa with Editar Adhiambo Ochieng

    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. 

    • 29 min
    Episode Thirty-Four: Women, Media and Peacebuilding with Comfort Mussa and Amal Habani

    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.

    • 24 min
    Episode Thirty-Three: Supporting Peacebuilding Strategies and Women, Peace and Security with Awa Dabo

    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. 

    • 27 min
    Episode Thirty-Two: Protecting women peacebuilders with Rita Lopidia

    Episode Thirty-Two: Protecting women peacebuilders with Rita Lopidia

    Rita Lopidia is Executive Director and Co-founder of Eve Organization for Women Development in Juba, South Sudan, and coordinator of the South Sudan Women’s Coalition for Peace. In this episode, we have a conversation about the experiences of women peacebuilders when executing their roles and work, and how we might rethink how women peacebuilding organisations are supported.

    • 28 min
    Episode Thirty-One: Mediation and Early Warning with Pravina Makan-Lakha

    Episode Thirty-One: Mediation and Early Warning with Pravina Makan-Lakha

    Pravina Makan-Lahka is an Advisor on Women, Peace and Security at the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD). In this episode, we discuss the importance of women's meaningful participation in mediation and early warning, and how we can ensure the gender perspective is integrated into conflict early warning systems.

    • 35 min
    Episode Thirty: Advocacy for the protection of women and girls with Fatima Maiga

    Episode Thirty: Advocacy for the protection of women and girls with Fatima Maiga

    Fatima Maiga is a Founding Member and President of the Coalition des Femmes Leaders Nord, Sud et Centre du Mali (NSC). In this episode, we discuss how we might rethink our interpretation of protection and Fatima shares examples of advocacy for the protection of women and girls in Mali.

    • 31 min

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