VIDEO: Bushra Hyder on Women Moderating Extremism in Pakistan

Posted by Kristin Williams on July 11, 2014 in Pakistan, Video

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 Kristin Williams 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 Shereen Hall 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 […]

Inclusive Security to US Congress: Women’s Inclusion Key to Combatting Violence Against Women

Posted by Allison Peters on June 25, 2014 in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Policy, Resolution to Act
Inclusive Security to US Congress: Women’s Inclusion Key to Combatting Violence Against Women

Inclusive Security’s Director Jacqueline O’Neill advised the US Senate yesterday to pursue two goals to reduce global violence against women: bring more women to the peace table to end conflicts, and recruit and promote more women as police and security officers. Invited by Committee Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-TN), O’Neill testified Tuesday before the Senate […]

“Women. Seriously!” Campaign Launched at Global Summit in London

Posted by Mark Gudmastad on June 25, 2014 in News From the Field, Resolution to Act
“Women. Seriously!” Campaign Launched at Global Summit in London

Inclusive Security is proud to be part of a new campaign, led by long-time Women Waging Peace Network member Irene Santiago, to recognize the indelible role that women play in building peace and security worldwide. “Women. Seriously!” was launched last week at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict and will culminate 16 […]

Inclusive Security Welcomes Zainab Salbi and Donald Steinberg as Key Advisers

Posted by Mark Gudmastad on June 16, 2014 in Perspectives

        The Institute for Inclusive Security is pleased to announce that Ambassador Donald Steinberg, President and CEO of World Learning, and Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International, have joined us as advisers to our board committee. In addition, Ms. Salbi is now a member of the board for Inclusive Security Action, […]

Michelle Barsa: The Role for Women in Defining Afghanistan’s Future

Posted by Mark Gudmastad on June 16, 2014 in Afghanistan, News From the Field, Policy
Michelle Barsa: The Role for Women in Defining Afghanistan’s Future

After 12 years in Afghanistan, US-led coalition forces are drawing down their presence, and the Afghan government is assuming full responsibility for the security of its citizens. A presidential run-off election is scheduled for next week, and peace talks remain precariously paused. Women have exercised their rights to work, vote, be educated, and serve in […]

Why Women’s Leadership is Key to Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

Posted by Michelle Barsa on June 10, 2014 in Perspectives
Why Women’s Leadership is Key to Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

Indian policewomen stand in formation during their deployment as UN peacekeepers in Liberia. Since 2007, India has sent annual rotations of all-female police units to help restore peace and security to the formerly war-torn country. Globally, women now make up about 10 percent of police personnel in UN peacekeeping missions. Starting today, UK Foreign Secretary […]

Breaking the Brass Ceiling: Policewomen Around the World

Breaking the Brass Ceiling: Policewomen Around the World

This post, written by Inclusive Security’s Kristin Williams, originally appeared in Global Post. This week, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world will gather in Washington, DC to celebrate National Police Week. Women are climbing the ranks of police forces in a myriad of ways and sometimes in unexpected places. Whether they’re countering […]

VIDEO: Inclusive Security Director Jacqueline O’Neill Testifies to the Canadian Senate

Posted by Kristin Williams on April 24, 2014 in Resolution to Act, Video
VIDEO: Inclusive Security Director Jacqueline O’Neill Testifies to the Canadian Senate

Last month, Inclusive Security Director Jacqueline O’Neill testified before the Canadian Senate’s Standing Committee on Human Rights regarding the importance of National Action Plans (NAPs) on women, peace, and security. The committee, chaired by Sen. Mobina Jaffer, met to examine Canada’s progress and commitments related to UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Witnesses from the Canadian […]

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