Women at the Peace Table Yields Better Results. Why Is It Still So Rare?

Tell us some success stories of women being part of peace negotiations.

In the late ’90s, Northern Ireland had a separate women’s delegation, the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, at the table, negotiating on equal footing. In Liberia in 2003, it was women who mobilized, pressed for the peace talks to take place and challenged the warring parties. The peace agreement was finally signed, and women kept up the pressure for Liberia finally having a period of some stability. We know from the Philippines, if we have women-led groups monitoring the cease-fires, they are much more successful because they can see the problems, they can be preventive and people can trust them. More recently, we saw the importance of women’s participation in Colombia’s peace agreement, the text of which is one of the most inclusive and comprehensive agreements. The challenge there now is implementation.

We have examples of successes, but the

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Billie Eilish spotted in casual clothing in rare public outing

She’s known for her trademark designer baggy clothing, but Billie Eilish has been seen cutting an unusually casual figure.

The 18-year-old multi Grammy award winner, who is rarely papped in public, was photographed running errands in Los Angeles wearing a tan singlet, shorts, Gucci socks and Yeezy sandals.

The Bad Guy singer was not wearing any make-up as she styled her green hair in a high bun.

Eilish is one of the most celebrated musicians in the world right now, thanks to the astounding success of her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – which won the ‘big four’ Grammy Awards earlier this year.

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But she’s also well known for her outlandish red carpet fashion, often dripping in extravagant Gucci and Chanel ensembles.

And while her army of fans admire Eilish’s fashion sense, the

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Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty Highlighter Review

I’m a sucker for a good highlighter; I love how ethereal it makes me feel and the glow it gives off. It’s perfect for the no-makeup look, which is something I strive for every time I reach for my makeup. I feel like adding a highlighter to my face instantly makes me look a little more dressed up, like putting on a pair of earrings or a necklace. So naturally, I couldn’t wait to test out Selena Gomez’s much-hyped Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer.

The liquid highlighter comes in eight colors, ranging from darker hues to one that is almost iridescent. My favorite pick is Mesmerize because it matches my skin tone and gives off a natural glow, which is something I look for in a highlighter. I have tested many beauty products in my time as an editor, but this formula felt so easy to use and didn’t

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ambitiously staged, with scenes of rare beauty

The Great Hunger ★★★★☆
IMMA, Dublin

In 1983 writer Tom McIntyre and director Patrick Mason collaborated on an adaptation of Patrick Kavanagh’s epic poem The Great Hunger at The Peacock Theatre. The resulting production was a landmark moment in Irish theatre, fusing word and image, movement and text in a startling new way. In this new theatrical version of the poem for the Abbey Theatre, directors Caitríona McLaughlin and Conall Morrison take ownership of Kavanagh’s poem in what is more a staging than an adaptation of the text. 

The poem, which is structured in 14 discrete parts, is shared among 16 actors, who we encounter as we move through the grounds of the old Royal Hospital. The journey is one that changes as the evening turns into night, but McLaughlin and Morrison, sensitive to the scope of sky and the breadth of landscape offered from certain vantage points, allow nature

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Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty Line Has Hits and Misses, According to Initial Reviewers

Selena Gomez’s highly anticipated beauty brand, Rare Beauty, finally made its debut on September 3rd. Gomez announced the news of the line in February of this year on her Instagram page to much fanfare.

2020 is shaping up to be a banner year for the star. Along with the beauty brand, she also released her third studio album, Rare.

Selena Gomez smiling in front of a blurred background
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Rare Beauty spotlight

Gomez opened up to E! News about why she decided to start the makeup line, “The whole reason why I wanted to create Rare was to kind

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Seth Rogen Shares Rare Tribute to “Perfect Partner” Lauren Miller on Their Wedding Anniversary

Seth Rogen is celebrating his wedding anniversary in the sweetest way.

He and wife Lauren Miller each posted a rare throwback photo from their wedding day nine years ago to mark their anniversary on Friday, Oct. 2.

“Happy anniversary to us!! I can’t believe I’ve been lucky enough to find the perfect partner to go through life with,” Seth wrote. “After 9 years married and over 15 years together, I love @laurenmillerrogen more every day. Here’s me beating her at video games at our wedding.” The pic showed the couple with their eyes locked on the video game screens as guests cheered them on.

For her part, Lauren wrote, “Happy Anniversary to us! 9 years married/15 together, and celebrating all the GOOD stuff.” Plus she tagged wedding planner Alison Hotchkiss, who brought their special day to life.

Lauren celebrated Seth’s birthday this year in quarantine. “I love this person more

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Black female politicians are rare. Opportunity PAC could be solution


This story was published in partnership with The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy.

In late May, Mona Das watched as protests unfolded in Minneapolis over the killing of George Floyd.

A senator in Washington state, Das felt like she needed to do something to address the systemic racism that had created conditions for a white police officer to kneel onto the neck of Floyd, a Black man, for more than eight minutes.

“I was sitting on the couch thinking, ‘What can I do?’” she recalled.

Das observed people on her social media feed raising matching funds to help arrested protesters with bail money. As she witnessed the collective power of people opening their wallets to respond to the moment, Das thought about how that might help candidates of color — specifically, she knew of several Black women running for the Washington statehouse —

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