A community of peoples: Bottom-up regional integration in the Horn of Africa The upcoming thematic issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin, on the ‘A Community of Peoples: Bottom up Regional Integration in the Horn of Africa’ will in general terms address the issue of integration in the Horn that is driven by bottom-up dynamics.

The rationale for African integration is self-evident. 54 underdeveloped countries with low populations and low GDPs translates into 54 countries with small domestic markets which renders them unsuitable for large capital investments. The fact that the African state system is …

Making Resolution 1325 the norm not an exception Implementing 1325 benefits us all, as it benefits sustainable peace. And to implement 1325, we need all – not just women, but also our brothers, the men of the continent, to join hands in these efforts says Hannah Tsadik.

Resolution 1325 is unprecedented in many ways. It was the first UN Resolution that required parties to prevent violation of women’s rights, women’s participation in peace negotiations and in post-conflict reconstruction.  It was also the first resolution to specifically address …

LES FEMMES: Photography and peace On the 13th of October the Life & Peace Institute and Kvinna till Kvinna successfully opened the photo exhibition, LES FEMMES, at Fredens Hus (House of Peace) in Uppsala, Sweden.

The photo exhibition, which aims to show the lives of women in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was opened by the Chairperson of Fredens Hus, Ing-Mari Munktell. LPI’s executive director, Lennart Molin introduced LPI’s work in eastern DRC …