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She Stands for Peace

She Stands for Peace is a podcast series that explores the state of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa, through a series of dialogues with key actors. From policymakers, to donors, and grassroots peacebuilders, host, Dr Yemisi Akinbobola, takes 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 in equal measures

Nov 19, 2021

Ilze Brands Kehris is the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights. In this episode, we discuss the range of mechanisms to respect, protect, and promote women's rights before, during and post-conflict. She offers her insights on keeping rights defenders safe in their interactions with the UN for human...


Nov 19, 2021

Candice Mama is an author and activist whose work has been centred on trauma, reconciliation, and forgiveness. In this episode, we talk about her experience meeting and forgiving the man who murdered her father during Apartheid. Candice shares her thoughts on how we might approach reconciliation differently, support...


Nov 19, 2021

Marwa Azelmat is a Technology and Women's Rights Policy Consultant. In this episode, we explore the gaps and opportunities for women's digital inclusion in Africa’s Women, Peace and Security Agenda.


Oct 18, 2021

Raheemat Omoro Momodu is Head of Human Security and Civil Society at ECOWAS- Economic Community of West African States. She shares her insights and best practices on how RECs, the African Union, and the Member States have translated commitments to action towards Africa's Women, Peace and Security agenda.

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Oct 18, 2021

H.E. Bankole Adeoye is the African Union's Commissioner for Political Affairs and Peace and Security. SRSG Hanna Tetteh is the Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union. In this episode, we discuss the importance of partnerships based on mutual respect and commitment to implement the Women, Peace and...