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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

Oct 10, 2021

In this episode, Dr Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, former UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women discusses how the UN system, Member States and other parties at all levels work to uphold their commitments to implementing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. She shares her insights on the importance of...


Aug 16, 2021

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.


Aug 3, 2021

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.


Jun 30, 2021

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,...


Jun 30, 2021

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...