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Women in Nonviolent Movements

Women’s meaningful involvement in civil resistance movements has shown to be a game changer. Examining movements in Argentina, Chile, Egypt, Liberia, the Palestinian territories, Poland, Syria, and the United States, this report advocates for the full engagement of women and their networks in nonviolent movements for a simple and compelling reason—because greater female inclusion leads to more sustainable peace. 

Marie A. Principe

Summary

  • Nonviolent movements are nearly twice as successful as violent ones in achieving their objectives.
  • Mass participation is part of what makes nonviolent movements so successful, particularly—and importantly—when women are included.
  • Women have historically been denied full access to political spaces usually reserved for, or dominated by, men.
  • All over the world, women have persisted in the face of inequalities to assume roles as strategists, organizers, and active participants in various nonviolent campaigns and movements.
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How Women Drive Nonviolent Movements for Change

The analysts’ dismissal of the women’s campaign (which eventually prevented the abrogation of the women’s rights law) reflects a frequent failing, said specialists at the USIP discussion. Governments, institutions, media and others often underestimate the power of nonviolent movements to make social and political change, and the role that women play, they said.

State and Soldier in Latin America: Redefining the Military's Role in Argentia, Brazil, and Chile

Peaceworks No. 10

Recent years have given rise to an intense debate about appropriate roles for Latin America's armed forces: Should they remain the guardians of political stability, or should they restrict themselves mainly to external defense?

Recent years have given rise to an intense debate about appropriate roles for Latin America's armed forces: Should they remain the guardians of political stability, or should they restrict themselves mainly to external defense? The two major challenges for the region's civilian leaders are to carve out missions for their militaries appropriate to both the security environment of the post–Cold War era and to civil-military relations in a democracy, and to provide ways militaries will effectively adopt these missions.

Wendy Hunter
Tue, 10/01/1996 - 09:00
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Training of Experts in Rapid Coordination & Assistance for Conflict Prevention, Crisis Management, and Post-Conflict Operation

Senior Training Officer Ted Feifer again provided two days of training in communication, negotiation and the role of the third party in cross-cultural and emotional situations to 18 participants in a month-long course conducted by the Spanish non-governmental organization Helsinki Espana.

Senior Training Officer Ted Feifer again provided two days of training in communication, negotiation and the role of the third party in cross-cultural and emotional situations to 18 participants in a month-long course conducted by the Spanish non-governmental organization Helsinki Espana.

Mon, 05/12/2008 - 12:24
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Truth Commission: Argentina

Truth Commission: National Commission on the Disappeared
Duration: 1983 - 1984
Charter: Decree No. 187/83
Commissioners: 13
Report: Public report

 

Truth Commission: National Commission on the Disappeared (Comisión Nacional sobre la Desaparición de Personas, CONADEP)

Dates of Operation: December 16, 1983 - September 20, 1984 (9 months)

Fri, 12/16/1983 - 09:00
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Victims Unsilenced: The Inter-American Human Rights System and Transitional Justice in Latin America

Thu, 07/19/2007 - 09:30
Thu, 07/19/2007 - 11:00
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Despite having developed some of the most progressive jurisprudence on matters of accountability, remedies and due process, the Inter-American human rights system has had a mixed record with regard to transitional justice processes in Latin America.

What accounts for the regional system’s varying degrees of influence on the rule of law in individual states? What lessons can we apply to countries just beginning to emerge from violent conflict and massive human rights violations such as Colombia?

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