Danielle Goldberg and Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Danielle Goldberg is a consultant with the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders and lead author and overall project coordinator of the CSO Survey on Women, Peace and Security. She is also a gender equality consultant for the United Nations, a board member of Atlas Corps as well as the Friends of the Association of War Affected Women. Previously, she was program coordinator for the program on peace-building and rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Goldberg was recognized in 2012 as a Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leader by Diplomatic Courier and Young Professions in Foreign Policy. She has a B.A. in international studies and an M.A. in international peace and conflict resolution from American University.

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator for the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders. She leads the group's programs on Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820, which legally mandate women's roles in peace and security in conflicts. She previously worked as coordinator of the International Women's Tribune Center's human rights, peace-building and human security program. She has a master's degree in communication research with a focus on women's studies.

October 14, 2015 
Fifteen years ago, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on women, peace and security, a landmark international law that demands women’s participation in decision-making on international peace and security. Though seldom recognized, the fundamental roots of this resolution, known as 1325, came from women’s actual experiences in armed conflict and their …

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