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MINUSMA: Securing Peace In Mali
Description: United Nations - Established by the UN Security Council in 2013, MINUSMA - the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali - supports political processes and helps stabilize the country. UN Stories: MINUSMA: Securing Peace In Mali
  02 Feb 2017   3m1s 22 1045 0
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UN Resolution 1325: gender and conflict in Mali
Description: UN Resolution 1325: gender and conflict in Mali Which ways ahead? Friday 25 November 2016, 09.00-12.00 DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies Auditorium Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A 2100 Copenhagen Background The crisis in Mali has been a cause for international concern since 2012. However, the gender dimension of the conflict has received little attention including the effects of sexual violence and the breakdown of norms and governance at the local level. Analyses of the Malian crisis commonly center on terrorism, migration and organized crime, and fail to take into account the ways in which gender dynamics contributes to both facilitating and countering violence and instability. This seminar features Mali’s Gender Minister, Mrs. Sangaré Oumou Ba, alongside two prominent Malian civil society actors and experts who will address the ways in which gender has been shaping local, regional and international responses to the crisis in Mali. The seminar takes its point of departure in the seminal UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. It asks how national and international stakeholders implement recommendations and commitments of UNSCR 1325 in the ongoing peace and stabilization efforts in Mali. Since 2012, Mali has faced a military coup, armed rebellion and Jihadist occupation of the North, which culminated in a French military intervention, and the establishment of the UN stabilization Mission, MINUSMA. In June 2015, different parties to the conflict signed the Alger peace agreement. According to the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, understanding gender dynamics and developing instruments to counter the effects of sexual violence as well as ensuring the active involvement and participation of women are crucial elements in all peace and reconstruction efforts. Yet, the 2015 review of UNSCR 1325 points to several areas of concern, particularly regarding the participation of women in peace processes and decision-making. The seminar invites government and civil society stakeholders, scholars and the Danish public to discuss how Denmark and other international stakeholders can implement UNSCR 1325 more efficiently to benefit the peace process in general and women in particular. The seminar and panel discussion is co-organized by DIIS, K.U.L.U.-Women and Development (KULU) and UN Women Mali. Speakers Kristian Fischer, Director, DIIS Janice G. Førde, Chairperson of KULU Mrs. Sangaré Oumou Ba Minister of Promotion of women, the child and the family in Mali Maxime Houinato, UN Women Mali Bintou Foune Samaké, WILDAF Mama Koite Doumbia, MUSONET Mali and President of the Platform for Women Leaders of Mali Rikke Haugegaard, Researcher, Royal Danish Defence College Peter Albrecht, Senior Researcher, DIIS Signe Cold-Ravnkilde, Postdoc, DIIS Anders Garly Andersen, The Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs Lis Garval, KULU-representative, Journalist and co-editor of Denmark’s 1325 Plan of Action (2008-2013) Robin May Schott, Senior Researcher, DIIS
  18 Jan 2017   2h38m56s 1 29 0
West Africa Food Security Outlook (August 2016 - January 2017)
Description: To project food security outcomes, FEWS NET develops a set of assumptions about likely events, their effects, and the probable responses of various actors. FEWS NET analyzes these assumptions in the context of current conditions and local livelihoods to arrive at a most likely scenario for the coming six months.
  01 Sep 2016   15m23s 1 104 0
Slow implementation of the peace agreement
Description: United Nations - During a recent visit to the UN headquarters in New York to brief the Security Council, Mr. Annadif sat down with the UN News Centre to discuss the challenges Malian parties face in implementing the peace agreement signed in 2015, as well as the difficult conditions in which the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) operates. MINUSMA:
  29 Jun 2016   55s 5 315 0
Mali - Mine Action is Humanitarian Action
Description: Since the outbreak of conflict in 2012, explosive hazards have presented a new threat in Mali. Civilians living in areas affected by explosive remnants of war (ERW) as a result of clashes, returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been exposed to potential loss of life and injury. UNMAS implements, supports and coordinates humanitarian mine action activities, which include survey, marking and clearance of prioritised dangerous areas, risk education on explosive threats and victim assistance.
  29 Apr 2016   5m25s 2 185 0
L'excision au Mali, Entre tradition et santé VERSION COMPLETE, un film de Sékou Doucouré
Description: Le Mali présente un des taux de mutilations génitales féminines les plus élevés en Afrique. Selon les autorités, plus de 90 % des femmes maliennes sont excisées aussi bien en milieu rural qu'en milieu urbain. Nous avons mené une petite enquête dans la capitale, Bamako, pour connaitre les raisons pour lesquelles les gens pratiques l’excision. Nous avons testé les différentes raisons au cours de plusieurs enquêtes dont l’une dans le réseau de la prostitution au Mali. Qu'elle est la position de l'islam et la chrétienté au sujet de cette pratique ? Qu'elle est la position de la médecine moderne fasse à la pratique de l’excision ? Peut-on médicaliser la pratique de l’excision ? Des imams, des maitres coraniques, des prêtes, des pasteurs, des chirurgiens urologues de renom, des gynécologues, des pédiatres, des psychologues ont tous donner leur avis professionnel et personnel sur la pratique de l’excision. Vous découvrirez des témoignages à visage cachés, d’autres à visage découvert. Qui sont les acteurs qui luttent contre l’excision au Mali ? Vous aurez la réponse à toutes ces questions dans ce film documentaire long-métrage qui vous fera plonger dans les racines de la culture Malienne.
  12 Apr 2016   1h1m12s 57 11483 0
Sahel: The Deepening Crisis and its Humanitarian Consequences
Description: The Sahel region, which spans across nine African countries, is estimated to have more than 18 million people facing food insecurity due to the combination of drought, political instability, and high food prices. (Read more at
  28 Mar 2016   1h13m46s 1 131 0
Tackling Security Threats in the Sahel
Description: Abdelkader Messahel Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs of Algeria   Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mali   Hamadi Ould Hamadi Ould Baba Hamadi Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mauritania (Read more at
  25 Mar 2016   1h35m35s 1 30 0
L’énergie solaire dynamise les petites entreprises féminines au Mali
Description: Dans le village reculé de Zantiébougou, au Mali, des panneaux solaires alimentent la coopérative de beurre de karité de Kone Maimouna Mariko et les chambres d’hôtes de Mamadou Diane. Pour ces deux chefs d’entreprise, l'accès à l'électricité signifie bien plus que le simple fait de pouvoir éclairer la nuit. L’électricité leur permet de devenir financièrement indépendantes et d’améliorer leurs conditions de vie.
  24 Mar 2016   3m54s 6 4190 0
Solar Power Energizes Women Entrepreneurs in Mali
Description: In the remote village of Zantiebougou, Mali, solar panels are powering Kone Maimouna Mariko's shea butter cooperative and Mamadou Diane's bed-and-breakfast business. For these two women entrepreneurs, access to electricity doesn’t only mean more light at night. It also means an opportunity for them to become financially independent and live a better, happier life.
  09 Mar 2016   3m57s 11 1192 0
Women In Mine Action in Mali
Description: In Mali, women are occupying key positions in Mine Action, in different areas of work, such as weapons and ammunition stockpile management, risk education and management. Filmmaker: Christoffer Dreyer Designed for the International Women's Day 2016, this video highlights the importance of involving women in this sector. Mine action investment in humanity Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality #MAHA #Planet5050 #IWD2016
  08 Mar 2016   3m56s 7 877 0
Eliminating Danger - Mali
Description: UNMAS - 85 SA3 Ground to Air Missiles were stored in the centre of Bamako, Mali. An UNMAS team of explosive disposal experts, transfer, dismantle and destroy this stockpile. Weapons proliferation is one of the cold war's most enduring legacies. Many countries retain sophisticated arsenals, much of it unused for decades and stored in precarious conditions. Decades after the initial construction, some warehouses and storage facilities are unsecured and derelict. As towns and cities expand, arms depots are not uncommonly found in population centres near schools and hospitals. The Government of the Republic of Mali requested assistance from UNMAS to transfer, dismantle and destroy 85 missiles that had been stored in Bamako. This film tells the story of the destruction of these weapons. Learn more about UNMAS, visit: Donate now and support UN mine action: Follow UNMAS on Twitter@UNMAS, Facebook @UNMAS, Instagram: @un_mineaction
  04 Mar 2016   6m32s 1 266 0