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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

May 24, 2021

Nicholas Haysom is Special Representation of the Secretary General to South Sudan, and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. In this episode, we discuss the roles peacekeepers play in the protection of women's rights. From being Chief Legal and Constitutional Adviser to Late President Nelson Mandela, with...

May 17, 2021

Mr. Andre Mundal is the Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affair. In this episode, we discuss the commitment of member states to the WPS agenda. Mr. Mundal has a background in both the military and diplomacy and brings insights on the effective operationalizing...

May 12, 2021

Hajer Sharief is the cofounder and project manager of 'Together We Build It' organisation in Libya, and Karabo Mokgonyana is the African Youth Ambassador for Peace at the African Union. In this episode, we explore their journey as young women peacebuilders, and discuss youth participation, participation of young women...

May 3, 2021

In episode one of season two of the She Stands for Peace podcast, Dr Yemisi Akinbobola interviews Bintou Keita, Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). SRSG Keita speaks on the importance of localising peace processes.