Civil society must be involved in the peace process in order to achieve lasting peace. Here, Afro-Colombian organizations participate in the peace process in Colombia. Photo: US Institute of Peace
Of: Annika Schabbauer and Lovisa Dahlström
To create a lasting peace, it is important to engage people in civil society. Together, we must then create channels so that participation takes root in national politics. This is how sustainable peace is built, by listening to those affected, write Annika Schabbauer and Lovisa Dahlström from the organization Operation 1325.
October 23, 2018, Debate
Of: Anneli Rogeman, Annika Schabbauer, Annika Skogar, Birgitta Göranson-Iliste, Bo Forsberg, Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, Erik Lysén, Gabi Björsson, Kristina Henschen, Lisa Sjöblom, Lotta Sjöström Becker, Luis Lineo, Maria Andersson and Mariann Eriksson
President Donald Trump's reintroduction of the Global Gag Rule means that much of America's maternal health assistance is frozen - something that will affect those living in poverty the most. It risks significantly increasing the number of unwanted pregnancies and leading to the deaths of thousands of girls and women around the world. Now Sweden and the outside world must cover for the reduced aid. Therefore, 14 organizations in CONCORD Sweden's gender equality working group call on the government and the Riksdag to add new money to the spring budget.
February 23, 2017, Debate
Of: ANITA KLUM, Annika Schabbauer, Eva Zetterberg, Frida Wallander and Stina Larsson
Today, half of the world's population is excluded from peace processes. Women are excluded from both mediation and decisions on peace and security. To achieve lasting peace, women need to be included and have power in peace processes, write five representatives of Operation 1325.
December 15, 2015, Debate
Of: ANITA KLUM, Annika Schabbauer and Eva Zetterberg
Today it is 15 years since the UN adopted Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Peace and women's organizations have benefited greatly from it, but they are still facing a lot of opposition. Now we demand quotas and more resources for women's representation, write three representatives of Operation 1325.
October 31, 2015, Debate