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Peacemaking; a Woman’s Touch

The first 20 years of the 21st century have seen numerous armed conflicts, which are usually followed by some sort of peace process. Few people realise, however, the crucial role played by women in different peace processes all over the world.

This website celebrates the important (albeit frequently overlooked) role played by women in the resolution of the world’s many conflicts.

Here, readers will undoubtedly find a wealth of information on the subject, including well-researched biographies of contemporary female peacemakers, such as Sri Lanka’s Visaka Dharmadasa (aka ‘the uniter’), Afghanistan’s Humaira Saqib, and Iraq’s Ala Ali, to name but a few.

Gender Advocate of the Year

28 Mar 2021

Lieutenant Commander Marcia Andrade Braga is a female peacekeeper and naval officer from Brazil. In March 2019, she was awarded Gender Advocate of the Year for her work in creating a network of gender advisors. She particularly promotes the use of mixed patrols made up of both men and women.

The Mother of Peace

24 Feb 2021

Visaka Dharmadasa is quite rightly known as the mother of peace, thanks to her role in Sri Lanka's civil war. In 2006, her work gained her the Humanitarian Award by the Inter-Action consortium of Washington DC. She has also been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Heroines in Online Games

14 Dec 2020

No matter who you are as a player, we all want the basics covered: a legitimate operator with smooth processes and excellent games. Throw in a fantastic welcome bonus, and we all get a bit excited. However, when it comes to the casino lobby, we usually make a beeline for our favourite titles.

Each individual will have themes and styles of online slots that they enjoy, but today the spotlight is on women. Instead of listing every game with a bit of pink or some shoes and handbags (don’t worry: they’re out there and they’re fabulous), we’ll be looking at strong female characters. No matter how different we are, what we all need is more amazing women in our lives.

Moon Princess

Don’t write this game off as a Sailor Moon wannabe. While it does borrow some aspects from the much-loved anime, it’s beautifully done.

Most importantly, the game from Play’n GO is a celebration of women played out over a 5x5 grid. It has a ‘girl power’ feature*, where one of three princesses, Love, Star or Storm, will transform or destroy your symbols or add some much-appreciated wilds.

Dragon’s Myth

A fierce young dragon slayer is the star of this slot. She’s a fun 3D character that will cheer you on from her mountain top as you play. Rabcat has designed this one on a classic 5x3 grid*. Apart from the chance to catch dragons, there’s a lot to like about this game.

What do women want? The answer is probably three features in a slot game. As well as free spins, there’s a dragon’s cave round, which gives you a shot at some sticky wilds. If you catch the four different coloured dragons, you’ll unlock the bounty bonus too.


We can rely on ELK Studios for a game full of fearless female warriors. This Nordic mythology-themed slot has 1,024 ways to win. It’s a high variance adventure with women at its heart.

Although the gameplay is standard, the artwork and attention to detail for the Norse theme are stunning. Make sure you check out the epic introduction before you go in search of the Sword of Destiny, Shield of Chance and Freya’s Arrow of Fortune*.

Hell’s Grannies

If we’re celebrating women, then why not include those of all ages? Genesis Gaming has got the right idea with the humorous Hell’s Grannies.

They’re a gang that you don’t want to mess with, even if their motto is ‘knit fast, die warm’*. Besides the awesome original theme, there’s a fun bonus game where you can spin the wheel to win prizes.

Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs

The ultimate heroine from Tomb Raider is back. This Microgaming gem has a modern look and feel, and it’s a brilliant choice for fans of adventure and action.

Alongside the inspiring central character, this slot provides three fixed jackpots, as well as free spins and multipliers. It’s fearlessly fun, a quality shared by the women playing it.


Peace Through Business

5 Dec 2020

Humira Saqib is a renowned Afghan journalist, business entrepreneur, and women's rights activist. She is at the forefront of thinking when it comes to peace through business. She is a member of the "Afghan Women's Political Participation" group and currently runs a news agency from Kabul.