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 Peace Prize as a symbol recognizing a young woman’s courage to stand up for […]

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 […]

Foreign Policy: “Why Pakistan Needs a Few More Good Women”

Foreign Policy: “Why Pakistan Needs a Few More Good Women”

Inclusive Security Action’s Allison Peters writes in Foreign Policy, “Greater female representation in the police force would not only ensure that the Pakistani government can combat internal threats, but it also would encourage more-effective spending of international assistance.” In a new Foreign Policy article, Inclusive Security Action’s Allison Peters and our Women Waging Peace Network […]

Congress Takes Action for Women in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria

Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Policy, Resolution to Act, Syria
Congress Takes Action for Women in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria

Delegates from Pakistan stand in front of the US Capitol building with Inclusive Security’s Founder and Chair, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, after delivering their recommendations on countering violent extremism to members of Congress in April 2014. The women advocated for prioritizing the recruitment and retention of women in Pakistan’s police force, a provision now included in […]

PHOTOS: Equipping Women to Push for Inclusion in the Afghan Peace Process

Posted by on July 30, 2014 in Afghanistan, News From the Field
PHOTOS: Equipping Women to Push for Inclusion in the Afghan Peace Process

Last month, in Kabul, Inclusive Security conducted the latest in a series of advocacy trainings for Afghan women. Twenty-one participants from nine provinces faced down major demonstrations, a terrorist attack, and new security roadblocks to attend the workshop. As tensions from Afghanistan’s deteriorating electoral process heightened, we—along with our local partner, the Afghan Women’s Network—built […]

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