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Congratulations to our Director, Professor Christine Chinkin, who has been made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) for services to advancing women’s human rights worldwide.

The Order of St Michael and St George is awarded to British subjects who have rendered extraordinary and important services abroad or in the Commonwealth. Professor Chinkin is a leading expert on international law and human rights law, especially the international human rights of women.



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Recommendations for the UK National Action Plan on women, peace and security. The current UK NAP ends this year, and with input from academic colleagues, LSE WPS has made a series of recommendations for the next iteration.




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1325? Is that a taxi number? The development of Nepal’s National Action Plan (NAP) on women, peace and security has been viewed as exemplary by the international community, but there has been minimal impact on the ground. Dr Punam Yadav discusses some of the issues related to Nepal’s NAP in the latest in the LSE WPS Working Paper Series.




The 2016 Report of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security sets out our achievements in our first full year in operation. The Report was launched at an event on 14 March, together with a new collaborative project on Gender Violence Across War and Peace

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On the occassion of Visiting Professor in Practice, Angelina Jolie leading the postgraduate women, peace and security course, Professor Christine Chinkin, said, “Global action to enhance women’s human rights, and the economic, social and political participation of women takes place at all levels – through local activism, international institutions, and cross-border initiatives. Critical and constructive engagement with this work is at the core of the education programme of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. I am delighted that LSE postgraduate students have had the unique opportunity to learn directly from the valuable insights, perspectives and experiences that Angelina Jolie, UN Special Envoy and Visiting Professor in Practice, brought to the class.”

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Event Report: Sexual Violence in Conflict and the UK's Women, Peace and Security Agenda 

In October 2016, in partnership with the UK network for Gender Action on Peace and Security (GAPS) and Women for Women International UK we hosted a meeting of policy, practice and academic experts to review progress in the UK since the UN High Level Review, consider conclusions from the parliamentary inquiry and develop recommendations for the next UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 

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Professor Christine Chinkin has been awarded the Sir Brian Urquhart Award for distinguished service to the United Nations by a UK citizen. The award, from UNA-UK, was given “as a mark of our admiration for her work – as an academic and as a practitioner – in the fields of human rights; women, peace and security; and international law, justice and accountability".



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We're delighted to announce a new partnership with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Dr Dubravka Šimonović. Centre staff, Visiting Fellows and postgraduate students will support Dr Šimonović in research for her mandate, as well as its dissemination and public engagement. 



Our website, Tackling Violence Against Women brings together the regional and international human rights mechanisms and systems which can tackle gender-based violence. It highlights opportunities for advocacy, and provides information on the most progressive and gender-inclusive standards emerging around the world.

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On 12 April the House of Lords Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict published Sexual Violence in Conflict: A war crime. 
Professor Christine Chinkin, specialist advisor to the Committee said: “This report makes a series of significant recommendations to the UK Government for sustained and co-ordinated action and resources to tackle sexual violence in conflict.” The report calls on the Government to set out ambitious policy goals for reducing conflict-related sexual violence to ensure the international momentum created by the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative is not lost. Read the report (PDF).




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