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APWAPS Searches New Strategies to Combat Violent Extremism

APWAPS joins the commencement of 6th Action Asia Peace Building Forum that is taking place in Jakarta, 16-18 October 2017. With the theme “Preventing Violent Extremism: A Peace Building Perspective”, the forum expects to open spaces for dialogues of multiple parties from diverse backgrounds working on the matter. For many women working for peace in the Asia Pacific region, rising

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OUR IDENTITIES WEAPONIZED: APWAPS’ workshop at the 3rd Asia Pacific Feminists Forum

Our Identity Weaponized: Sharing Feminist Strategies of Resistance and Resilience Against Violent Extremism 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum. Chiang Mai, 7 September 2017, 14.30- 17.30. This workshop has three objectives, namely (a) to develop better understanding on the phenomenon of violent extremism based on women’s experience; (b) to identify state’s role and review the impacts of its responses; and (c)

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APWAPS’ session in APFF

APWAPS organizes a workshop on “Our Identity Weaponized: Sharing Feminist Strategies Against Violent Extremism” Rising violent extremism and dependency on security approach in dealing with the issue have intensified militarism in the Asia Pacific region. This situation brings out specific impacts to women’s lives, particularly because the involved actors have deliberately utilized identity politics to undermine, corner and attack women

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APWAPS’ Support to UN SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Asia Pacific Women’s Alliance on Peace and Security (APWAPS) welcomes the decision of the UN Secretary General appointing Ms. Pramilla Patten as the Special Representative on sexual violence in conflict. In a time of growing inequality and escalating violence, this particular mandate is highly strategic. We trust Ms. Patten to further advance the agenda to amplify prevention and enhance

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