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Latest SGI Quarterly Highlights Contributions of Women to Peacebuilding

  • sgiq_jan2011.jpgSGI Quarterly January 2011

The January 2011 SGI Quarterly, on the theme "Women Building Peace," has been published and is now available online.

This issue celebrates the extraordinary contributions that women are making to build peace and highlights the voices of "ordinary" women from different parts of the world, reflecting on the daily process of building peace in the home and community. Also included are excerpts of SGI President Ikeda's dialogues with Nobel Peace Prize Winner Betty Williams and renowned peace scholar and activist Elise Boulding.

There is a special focus on the groundbreaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (which commemorated its 10th anniversary in 2010) and the role it plays in recognizing and supporting such contributions--bringing women to the table.

An article by Former UN Under-Secretary-General Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury calls for more action to ensure and implementation of Resolution 1325, saying "We should never forget that when women are marginalized, there is little chance for our world to get peace in the real sense."

Other contributors to the issue include former head of UN Peacekeeping operations in Burundi, Carolyn McAskie, and Liberian peace worker and star of the documentary "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," Leymah Gbowee.

The January 2011 issue of the SGI Quarterly is available online at