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Dina Baslan's "On the Refugee Route" post out now

In this second to last blog in 2016 convening participant Dina Baslan’s five part series, “On the Refugee Route” takes us along my friend Somar’s journey through Europe’s firewall; the Balkans. We tread through Greece, Macedonia and Serbia –queuing in lines, crossing borders on foot and sleeping in camps– before...Read More »

US Ambassador to Cyprus to Host Opening Reception

We are very appreciative that our opening reception will be hosted by the US Ambassador to Cyprus, Kathleen Dougherty. 

For the convening, our keynote speakers include:

Professor Fatima Sadiqi, a Moroccan convening participant,...Read More »

Rash Report: International Women of Courage Award winners offer Mideast hope

President Sandy Pappas met with the two women offered the Women of Courage Award. Read more about Dr. Nagham Nazwat Hasan of Iraq and Nihal Naj Ali Al-Awlaqi’s of Yemen’s work on behalf of women in the Middle East.

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At Security Council, UN Women Chief Urges Greater Input, Visibility of Women in Peacebuilding

28 March 2016 – Emphasizing the consistent, dependable and universal commitment of women to conflict prevention, the head of UN Women today called for greater efforts to reach the goal of allocating at least 15 per cent of peace-building resources to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

“Women need to be resourced...Read More »

U.S. Institute for Peace releases new "Thought for Action" kit

Check out the new “Women Preventing Violent Extremism” thought for action kit published by the U.S. Institute for Peace. This document is for policy makers, practitioners and academics who are interested in understanding “why gender matters” in preventing violent extremism. Check it out here.

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Congratulations to Fatima Sadiqi and Loubna Amhair on Publication


We are proud to share that two of our FGW team members from Morocco have authored chapters in this publication.

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Pres. Sandy Pappas holds talk at AAUW

FGW President Senator Sandy Pappas after her FGW talk at the AAUW house on Summit Ave in St Paul. Left Lois Wintersteen, Sandy & early FGW supporter Karen Kirkwood.

FGW President Senator Sandy Pappas holds a Forward Global Women talk at the  American Association of University Women (AAUW) House on Summit Ave. in St. Paul, MN. A successful talk spreading the word about the successful work we do! Pictured from left is Lois Wintersteen, Sandy & early FGW, supporter...Read More »

FGW Board Members Attend Regional Meetings in December, 2015

Women Wage Peace
FGW meets with Women Wage Peace, an Israeli NGO, to discuss a collaboration action.
Board members attend regional meetings in December at the Notre Dam Hotel in East Jerusalem.
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Congratulations Anissa Hassouna on Being Elected to the New Egyptian Parliament!


Anissa Hassouna, Executive Director of Sir Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation, was appointed to the New Egyptian Parliament for the next five years. Anissa was a participant at the 2015 FGW Convening in St. Paul, MN. Congratulations Anissa!

Anissa was the first woman elected to the Board of the Egyptian Council for...Read More »

Addressing Climate and Peace in Paris and Minnesota

Ellen Anderson, executive director of the University of Minnesota’s Energy Transition Lab,  former state senator, and a former chair of the Public Utilities Commission co-authors a Community Voices article about the COP21 Climate talks and their implications for Minnesota in MinnPost.

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Next 15 Years of Resolution 1325: Charting a Path Forward

This white paper is a great summary of the status of 1325’s progress and goals for the future penned by the Institute for Inclusive Security. It is very specific, and even tactical, as well as strategic and forward thinking. One section mentions the critical importance of mentorship for...Read More »

Fatima Sadiqi is One of 70 best Worldwide Public Speakers on MENA Women's Issues


Fatima Sadiqi was selected by UNESCO as one of 70 best worldwide public speakers on Middle East North Afrian Women’s issues

Sadiqi is a Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies at the University of Fez, Morocco, Co-founder of the International Institute for Languages and Cultures, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, and Director...Read More »

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