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Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini is co-founder of the International Civil Action Society Network (ICAN). ICAN has established a network of women civil society leaders in the Middle East and North Africa who are at the frontline of tackling extremism and militarism, while promoting peace, rights and pluralism. She has been a leading international advocate, researcher, trainer and writer on conflict prevention and peace-building. She was among the civil society drafters of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. She provides strategic guidance and training to key UN agencies, governments and NGOs worldwide, and is the author of Women Building Peace: What they do, and why it matters.
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The age of Trump: Day 13

It’s day 13 in the age of You Know Who, and the partridges in the pear trees have gone home or been eaten, but the damn bananas are still running the republic. Mr. Bannon talks about war as if it…

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The age of Trump: Day 17

Dear Friends, Today I made the uncomfortable decision to cancel a work trip to Germany. I was invited as a member of the UN Volunteers Experts Group to help plan the global report on Volunteerism. I was looking forward to…

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The age of Trump

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini has been journaling events following the accession of Donald Trump to the Presidency.   Day 6 Today, the madman in the White House signed an order that could mean that next time outside the US they could bar…

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The age of Trump: Days 10 and 11

Day 10 And on the 10th day in the age of Trump… I lost my capacity to write a sentence or saying anything without swearing. Exhaustion is creeping in. Also it’s Monday and reality TV life has to give in…

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The age of Trump: Days 8 and 9

Day 8 Today, apart from trying to understand what’s going on, the question has been ‘how do you maintain normalcy when all of a sudden you feel like you’re in a vast open prison?’ My apologies to my American friends…

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The age of Trump: Days 6 and 7

Day 6 Ok folks, today the madman in the White House signed an order that could mean that next time I travel outside the US (i.e. February 6th), they could bar me from entry on my return because…. I’m a…

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Wonder Woman: Not the hero the UN needs

For those of us who ever feel conflicted about the United Nations, the past month has been an exercise in managing absurd cognitive dissonance. First, on October 21 2016, the United Nations announced that the 1940s comic book heroine, Wonder…

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America’s iron fist in the Middle East

July was quite a month in America. After the ugliness of the Trump-led Republican National Convention, the Hillary-Bernie fest at the Democratic National Convention was a relief. Finally we got front row seats, listening to some of the most extraordinary…

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We need a unified voice

From the morning after the Brexit vote, I’ve felt shell shocked and disconcerted. On a personal level I suddenly have this deep sense of ‘unbelonging’. I’ve lived in the US for 15 years but it’s always felt temporary: like living…

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