The Latest Country to Adopt a Women, Peace, and Security Policy May Surprise You

The Latest Country to Adopt a Women, Peace, and Security Policy May Surprise You

In Kabul last month, Afghan government officials sign a new policy to advance women’s inclusion in peacebuilding. As international troops end their decade-plus engagement in Afghanistan, the country’s government has taken a decisive step toward lasting security for its people. Last month, 21 deputy ministers and agency heads approved a new national action plan (NAP) […]

Quiz: Are You a Resolution 1325 Expert?

Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Quiz, Resolution to Act
Quiz: Are You a Resolution 1325 Expert?

Fourteen years ago, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325, recognizing women’s roles in advancing peace and security. Since then, it’s changed the way the international community thinks about war and how to stop it. How much do you know about this landmark document?

Meet the Iraqi Woman Addressing the UN Security Council Tomorrow

Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Middle East, Perspectives
Meet the Iraqi Woman Addressing the UN Security Council Tomorrow

In 2007, at the height of the Iraq War troop surge, Suaad Allami opened the country’s first all-female legal clinic in her hometown of Sadr City, one of the poorest Baghdad suburbs. Since then, in addition to serving in local and provincial government, she’s continued to provide free legal services, medical care, and vocational training […]

Syrian Women Know How to Defeat ISIS

Posted by on October 16, 2014 in Middle East, Perspectives, Policy, Syria
Syrian Women Know How to Defeat ISIS

This article by Michelle Barsa and Kristin Williams originally appeared on The Weekly Wonk. *Note: Names and identifying details of Syrian activists referenced in this article are withheld to ensure their safety. To the Islamic State, Syrian women are slaves. To much of the rest of the world, they are victims. It’s time we expose […]

Celebrating Malala – and Women as Leaders for Peace

Posted by on October 10, 2014 in Pakistan
Celebrating Malala – and Women as Leaders for Peace

Malala became a hero to the world when she stood up to extremists in Pakistan and claimed her right to education. She mobilized others around her country and all across South Asia to counter the forces of radicalization. We celebrate her Nobel Peace Prize as a symbol recognizing a young woman’s courage to stand up […]

8 Notable Advances for Women at the UN General Assembly

Posted by on October 3, 2014 in News From the Field, Policy, Syria
8 Notable Advances for Women at the UN General Assembly

Islamic State. Ebola. Climate change. The issues topping the agenda at the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) have no easy solutions. But during the debates of the last week, one thing was clear: Without equal participation of women, we stand no chance of tackling these global threats or preventing future ones from emerging. Thankfully, this […]

Amid Unrest, Afghan Women Mobilize for Role in Peacebuilding

Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Afghanistan, News From the Field
Amid Unrest, Afghan Women Mobilize for Role in Peacebuilding

This post was written by Molly Raskin, freelance journalist. Afghan women leaders pose for a photo with Canadian Ambassador Deborah Lyons at a workshop in Kabul, June 2014. The training is part of a two-year program led by Inclusive Security and the Afghan Women’s Network. Defying terror attacks and civil unrest during Afghanistan’s presidential runoff […]

National Defense University Puts the Spotlight on Women, Peace, and Security

Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Resolution to Act
National Defense University Puts the Spotlight on Women, Peace, and Security

A full room of military officers awaits the start of a National Defense University panel on women and security. NDU prepares military and civilian leaders for high-level command and policy posts. Late last month, Ambassador Carol Rodley, Director of Inclusive Security’s Resolution to Act program, spoke to the incoming class at National Defense University (NDU) […]

5 Ways to Enhance Women’s Political Leadership in Africa

Posted by on August 20, 2014 in Perspectives, Policy
5 Ways to Enhance Women’s Political Leadership in Africa

Since being elected president of Liberia in 2005, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has led the reconciling and rebuilding of her war-torn country. International and national actors can do more to enable women like her to ascend to high political office throughout Africa. At a recent Wilson Center event, Rhoda Osei-Afful of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development […]

Africans Mobilize for Women, Peace, and Security

Posted by on August 1, 2014 in News From the Field, Resolution to Act
Africans Mobilize for Women, Peace, and Security

More than 120 men and women from 16 African countries convened in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss creative approaches to increasing the role of women in creating sustainable peace. Nairobi, Kenya – Activists in the West African nation of Guinea have adapted old proverbs to explain why women should be leaders in peace and security. In […]

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