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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

Jul 24, 2022

On 31 October 2000, the United Nations Security Council adopted the landmark Resolution 1325, recognising the central role women play in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, and giving birth to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.  

Over 20 years after UNSCR 1325, what have we achieved, what have we learnt, and what...


Dec 23, 2021

Ahunna Eziakonwa is the Regional Director and Assistant Secretary General for UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa. In this episode, we talk about the application of a gender perspective on reconstruction and peacebuilding.


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.