Podcast Series: She Stands for Peace

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"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 6: 'Youth, Peace and Security' - Panel discussion with Hajer Sharief and Karabo Mokgonyana
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, our host Dr Yemisi Akinbobola explores their journey as young women peacebuilders, and discuss youth participation, participation of young women in peacebuilding, and social media led activism as a natural habitat for youth participation. Hajer and Karabo also offer their insights on the extent to which UNSCRs1325 and 2250 have been integrated in Africa's Women, Peace and Security agendaListen to this episode on iTunesStitcher,TuneIn , DeezerSpotify, Audible and YouTubeAmazon Music

Episode 5: 'Glocalizing Peace' with SRSG Bintou Keita, MONUSCO

In this episode, our host 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 about her work and reflections on local ownership of peacekeeping, which we've summarized as ‘Glocalizing Peace”.  Listen to this episode on iTunesStitcher,TuneInYouTube, DeezerSpotify, Audible and Amazon Music


Episode 4: 'Localizing Peace' with Madame Bineta Diop, AU Special Envoy on WPS
In this episode of She Stands for Peace, host Dr Yemisi Akinbobola is joined by Mme Bineta Diop, Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security to the African Union Commission. The focus of this episode is localizing peace. Listen to this episode on iTunesStitcher,TuneInYouTube, DeezerSpotify  Audible and Amazon Music

Episode 3: 'Mediation for Peace' – a 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 
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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 
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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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