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 […]

VIDEO: Bushra Hyder on Women Moderating Extremism in Pakistan

Posted by on July 11, 2014 in Pakistan, Video
VIDEO: Bushra Hyder on Women Moderating Extremism in Pakistan

Living in Pakistan’s most remote and volatile region along the border of Afghanistan—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)—Bushra Hyder has experienced first-hand the effects of increasing extremist violence in her homeland. In the midst of this, she has led initiatives to help victims recover from trauma, promote moderation of radical ideologies, and teach values of peace to the […]

‘A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform’ Launches in Palestine

Posted by on July 3, 2014 in Middle East, Research
‘A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform’ Launches in Palestine

Panelists for the Arabic launch of ‘A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform’ in Ramallah: (from left to right) Fatema Radayda, Ministry of Women’s Affairs; Fadi Touma, Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces; Lucy Nusseibeh, Institute of Modern Media; Kristin Williams, The Institute for Inclusive Security; and Lt. Col. Hala Bledi, Ministry of […]

The Old Boys Club and the Failure of Peacekeeping

Posted by on June 30, 2014 in Middle East, News From the Field
The Old Boys Club and the Failure of Peacekeeping

Reuters This article by Elizabeth Weingarten originally appeared on The Weekly Wonk and TIME.com. Bill Clinton got the photo op handshake but, in the end, failed. So did Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter. John Kerry joins a long list of men — Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin, Ehud Barak, George Mitchell — who have unsuccessfully […]

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