The Power of Libya’s Female Arms Dealers

Posted by on December 22, 2014 in Middle East, News From the Field, Perspectives
The Power of Libya’s Female Arms Dealers

This article, by Network member Alaa Murabit, was originally posted on The Weekly Wonk. I am an arms dealer in Libya, but my weapons reduce violence and last longer than a bullet. As the founder of the Voice of Libyan Women (VLW), a women’s rights organization focused on peace and security, the tools I use […]

#CRomnibus: 5 Ways Congress Advanced Women’s Leadership That You May Not Know

Posted by on December 19, 2014 in Afghanistan, National Action Plans, Pakistan, Policy, Syria
#CRomnibus: 5 Ways Congress Advanced Women’s Leadership That You May Not Know

After a year of intense advocacy and negotiating, Inclusive Security Action helped secure five critical provisions in the combined FY 2015 congressional spending bill signed into law this month by President Barack Obama. An all-female class marches into a ceremony celebrating their graduation from the Afghan National Army’s Officer Candidate School. (Photo: NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan) […]

10 Countries Commit to Meaningful Inclusion of Women

Posted by on December 19, 2014 in National Action Plans
10 Countries Commit to Meaningful Inclusion of Women

WASHINGTON – It felt like the final session of a summit convened to launch a global movement: One by one, the delegations announced their country commitments to advance women’s leadership in building security and keeping the peace. Afghanistan pledged to organize quarterly monitoring visits to relevant ministries. Ghana committed to “popularize do’s and don’ts” to […]

Announcing the National Action Plan Resource Center

Posted by on December 17, 2014 in National Action Plans
Announcing the National Action Plan Resource Center

We’re pleased to launch an exciting platform for advancing women’s inclusion in peace and security. The National Action Plan Resource Center is an interactive hub for learning new strategies and sharing analysis, tools, and lessons learned for putting UN Security Council Resolution 1325 into practice. With up-to-date information on the state of national action plans […]

Meet Farishta Sakhi, Colloquium Alumna from Afghanistan

Posted by on December 11, 2014 in Afghanistan
Meet Farishta Sakhi, Colloquium Alumna from Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Farishta Sakhi says a crucial element in building peace is honest communication, because “too often, even people sitting together don’t have a collective understanding of the causes of violence.” Her comment is born from 14 years of personal experience rebuilding her country under harrowing conditions, including helping to stabilize communities where insurgents maintain a […]

Human Rights Day: Women, Peace, and Security

Posted by on December 10, 2014 in National Action Plans, News From the Field
Human Rights Day: Women, Peace, and Security

This piece, by Terri McCullough, Director, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, is cross-posted from the Clinton Foundation blog. Agents of Peace, Agents of Change Today, on Human Rights Day, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project is proud to join the United Nations in calling for “365 Days of Human Rights” to ensure that we not only […]

Japan Reaffirms Its Commitment to Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding

Posted by on December 8, 2014 in National Action Plans, News From the Field
Japan Reaffirms Its Commitment to Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding

This post by Ashley Binetti is cross-posted from the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security blog. In partnership with the Institute for Inclusive Security, Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security co-hosted the inaugural National Action Plan Academy December 3-5 at Georgetown University to share best practices on developing, implementing and reviewing National Action Plans. A National […]

Hillary Clinton Launches National Action Plan Academy

Posted by on December 4, 2014 in National Action Plans, Video
Hillary Clinton Launches National Action Plan Academy

Ambassador Swanee Hunt gives concluding remarks at the launch of the National Action Plan Academy convened by Inclusive Security and Georgetown University. WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the inaugural National Action Plan Academy, calling it a pivotal moment in the global campaign to advance women’s leadership in building and sustaining […]

PCDN’s Dr. Catalina Rojas Awarded the Prestigious SXSW Dewey Award for Use of Digital Technology to Help Others

Posted by on December 3, 2014 in News From the Field

This article by Craig Zelizer is cross-posted from the Peace & Collaborative Development Network. PCDN’s Director of Innovation, Dr. Catalina Rojas, was awarded a SXSW Dewey Award for her use of digital technology to help others.  The award was recently announced on the SXSW website and Dr. Rojas will accept the award, along with the nine other international winners […]

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) […]

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