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 […]

#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 […]

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