Women, Peace, and Security in the New Congress: Strategies for Action (WEBINAR)

Posted by on March 25, 2015 in Policy, Video
Women, Peace, and Security in the New Congress: Strategies for Action (WEBINAR)

The US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, passed by executive order in 2011, commits our government—from the president to his cabinet to missions around the world—to advancing women’s meaningful participation in peace and security processes. Progress in certain areas has been slow, but Congress can speed up implementation by supporting the Women, […]

Fear and Hope in Peshawar

Posted by on March 20, 2015 in Middle East, Pakistan, Perspectives
Fear and Hope in Peshawar

This article, by Network member Bushra Hyder, originally appeared in The Weekly Wonk. Peshawar is my city. If you try to imagine what it’s like there, peace is probably the last thing you’d think of. Peshawar, Pakistan, which borders Afghanistan, is one of the most dangerous and unstable regions in the world. It’s where, late […]

US Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism Must Prioritize Women

Posted by on March 18, 2015 in Perspectives, Policy
US Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism Must Prioritize Women

This article originally appeared in The Weekly Wonk. “We announce our allegiance to the Caliph.” With those words, Abubakar Shekau—the leader of Boko Haram—reportedly acknowledged ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and made official a connection that many have observed growing during the last year between Boko Haram and the Islamic State. Boko Haram and the […]

Infographic: The Inaugural National Action Plan Academy

Posted by on March 10, 2015 in National Action Plans
Infographic: The Inaugural National Action Plan Academy

In December 2014, we hosted a National Action Plan (NAP) Academy to strengthen the NAP community and facilitate shared learning between government and civil society representatives around the globe. Check out this infographic for an overview of the NAP Academy, including highlights about the commitments each country made. View the National Action Plan Academy Infographic.

Network Member Responds to New York Times Article on Afghan Policewomen

Network Member Responds to New York Times Article on Afghan Policewomen

On Sunday, March 1, The New York Times published “Afghan Policewomen Struggle Against Culture.” Women Waging Peace Network member Wazhma Frogh, who does public outreach, education, and youth engagement in support of female police in Afghanistan, wrote the following response: Greetings from snowy and chilly Afghanistan. Avalanches covered nearly 20 provinces in the past few weeks, taking many precious […]

What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security

Posted by on February 26, 2015 in National Action Plans
What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security

This post was written by Zsuzsanna Lippai, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, and Angelic Young, Senior Coordinator of National Action Plans. In the video above, Inclusive Security’s Zsuzsanna Lippai and Angelic Young discuss why they created a guide to monitoring and evaluating national action plans on women, peace, and security. You may not realize it, but […]

5 Amazing Stories You Didn’t Hear About In 2014

5 Amazing Stories You Didn’t Hear About In 2014

In 2014, we celebrated many women who are paving the way for global security, from Malala winning the Nobel Peace Prize, to Syrian women building a better future for their country. But there were other stories that flew under the radar. All over the world, women were challenging prevailing narratives and impacting who makes decisions […]

17 Women Who Are Changing the World

Posted by on January 28, 2015 in Middle East, News From the Field, Pakistan, Syria
17 Women Who Are Changing the World

These 17 women leaders were among 21 who attended Inclusive Security’s 2015 colloquium. Not pictured, for security reasons, are four courageous Syrians who risk their lives to distribute food and medical supplies, provide psychosocial counseling, support democratic elections, build bridges between sects, and end bloodshed. Someday soon, when the world they’re working so hard for […]

VIDEO – “From the Frontlines: Women Battle War”

Posted by on January 23, 2015 in Pakistan, Syria, Video
VIDEO – “From the Frontlines: Women Battle War”

A rapt audience crowded the aisles earlier this month at Harvard’s JFK Jr. Forum to hear from six exceptional leaders from Brazil, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Syria. The women – part of a group of 21 remarkable participants in Inclusive Security’s 16th annual colloquium – discussed how they’ve prevented violence, ended conflict, and defied extremism […]

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 […]

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