Meet the Iraqi Woman Addressing the UN Security Council Tomorrow

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Middle East, Perspectives
Meet the Iraqi Woman Addressing the UN Security Council Tomorrow

In 2007, at the height of the Iraq War troop surge, Suaad Allami opened the country’s first all-female legal clinic in her hometown of Sadr City, one of the poorest Baghdad suburbs. Since then, in addition to serving in local and provincial government, she’s continued to provide free legal services, medical care, and vocational training […]

Syrian Women Know How to Defeat ISIS

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Middle East, Perspectives, Policy, Syria
Syrian Women Know How to Defeat ISIS

This article by Michelle Barsa and Kristin Williams originally appeared on The Weekly Wonk. *Note: Names and identifying details of Syrian activists referenced in this article are withheld to ensure their safety. To the Islamic State, Syrian women are slaves. To much of the rest of the world, they are victims. It’s time we expose […]

5 Ways to Enhance Women’s Political Leadership in Africa

Posted by on Aug 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 […]

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 […]

Inclusive Security Welcomes Zainab Salbi and Donald Steinberg as Key Advisers

Posted by on Jun 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, […]

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

Posted by on Jun 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 […]

7 Myths Standing in the Way of Women’s Inclusion

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Perspectives

This post is adapted from an Official Background Paper for the 2013 Oslo Forum, a gathering of the world’s top mediators, high-level decision makers, and key peace actors. The paper was written by Jacqueline O’Neill and Alice Nderitu. When speaking with decision makers about meaningfully including women in peace processes, we frequently hear, “Yes, but….” […]

Ambassador Carol Rodley Joins Inclusive Security’s Resolution to Act Initiative

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in National Action Plans, Perspectives
Ambassador Carol Rodley Joins Inclusive Security’s Resolution to Act Initiative

Inclusive Security is thrilled to welcome Ambassador Carol Rodley to its leadership team as Director of Resolution to Act. Ambassador Rodley has more than 30 years of experience as an American diplomat. Most recently, she served as Dean of the School of Leadership and Management at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute and was the […]

Secretary Clinton Announces Partnership in Support of Women, Peace, and Security

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in National Action Plans, Perspectives
Secretary Clinton Announces Partnership in Support of Women, Peace, and Security

Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced a new partnership to support her No Ceilings initiative. The Institute for Inclusive Security and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security will convene government and civil society leaders from around the world to create roadmaps for advancing women’s leadership roles in ending wars and constructing durable peace. Speaking […]

Women Peacebuilders Reflect, Connect, and Act

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Perspectives

This post first appeared on the Building Peace blog. Why is the inclusion of women in decision-making around peace and security issues so important? Here are the cold, hard facts: The single best predictor of a state’s level of peacefulness is not wealth, democracy, or identity; it is how well its women are treated.[1] Women […]

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