Podcast Series: 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, the host, Dr. Yemisi Akinbobola, takes a deep dive to unpack the various insights and lived experiences of guests to explore the central question; "20 years after the UNSCR 1325 was passed, how far have we come?". The interviews are insightful and inspiring, as they take stock and share forward-looking strategies for the implementation of UNSCR 1325, post-2020.

Download the UNSCR 1325 Commemorative Book "She Stands for Peace: 20 Years, 20 Journeys": ENGLISH VERSION or FRENCH VERSION

Episode 3: 'Mediation for Peace' - an panel discussion 
In this episode, our host Dr. Yemisi Akinbobola is joined by three women with a range of roles and experiences in peacebuilding. Ms. Hester Paneras is the Head of Institutional and Operational Partnership Service at the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), Ms. Martha Tukahirwa is the regional advocacy and communications officer at the Strategic Initiative for women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA Network); and Ms. Lydia Hafyenanye, a Police Officer with the Namibian police force, and a former peacekeeper with the UN Police working with the UN/AU Mission in Darfur. The focus of this episode is Mediation for Peace. Listen to this episode on iTunesStitcher,TuneInYouTube, DeezerSpotify  Audible and Amazon Music

Episode 2: 'Financing Peace' with Per Olsson Fridh
Per Olsson Fridh is the State Secretary for the Swedish International Development Corporation. In this episode, we talk about financing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa, and how governments might apply a feminist approach to their foreign policy. Listen to this episode on iTunesStitcher,TuneInYouTube, DeezerSpotify  Audible and Amazon Music


Episode 1: 'Partnerships for Peace' an interview with SRSG Hanna Tetteh

Hanna Tetteh is the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union. In this episode, we talk about the various levels of partnerships involved in achieving the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa. Listen to this episode on iTunesStitcher,TuneInYouTube, DeezerSpotify  Audible and Amazon Music

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