She Stands for Peace Podcast: Creating Enabling Environments for Peacebuilding
“She Stands for Peace” is a podcast series that explores the state of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Africa, through a series of dialogues with key actors. From policymakers to donors, and grassroots peacebuilders, the host, Dr. Yemisi Akinbobola, takes a deep dive to unpack the various insights and lived experiences of guests to explore the central question, “20 years after the UNSCR 1325 was passed, how far have we come?” The interviews are insightful and inspiring, as they take stock and share forward-looking strategies for the implementation of UNSCR 1325, post-2020.
Season 3, Episode 6, features Ilwad Elman, 2014 Fellowship Alumna, who is the Chief Operating Officer of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre in Somalia. In this episode, she discusses the challenges and trauma of peacebuilding, her work in supporting survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, and applying a youthful lens to the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda.