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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

Sep 24, 2022

Mr Michael Dunford is the Regional Director for Eastern Africa at the UN World Food Programme (WFP). In this episode, we discuss the realities of tackling food security in conflict settings, the impact of climate change, and how conflict-sensitive food systems might better respond to impacts of conflict...


Sep 24, 2022

Ilwad Elman is the Chief Operating Officer of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre. In this episode, we discuss the challenges and trauma of peacebuilding, her work in supporting survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, and applying a youthful lens to the Women, Peace and Security...


Aug 18, 2022

Hamsatu Allamin is the Founder and Executive Director of the Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development. In this episode, we discuss how we might rethink our consideration of who makes up partners in peacebuilding and reconciliation, and our approach to establishing these partnerships in a local...


Aug 18, 2022

Dr Mandiedza Parichi is the Chairperson for the Peace Studies Department at the Midlands State University in Gweru. In this episode, we discuss the role academia can play in peacebuilding processes.


Aug 18, 2022

Dr Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe, former Vice President of Uganda, and currently Senior Presidential Adviser on Health & Population. In this episode, we discuss increasing the representation of women and their perspectives in formal and informal peace processes.